basin


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the region drained by a river system

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an area sunk below its surroundings

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the quantity that a basin will hold

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a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it

a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe

References in classic literature ?
At last the Prince lifted his face up out of the basin, breathing very hard.
When I got back with the basin, the doctor had already ripped up the captain's sleeve and exposed his great sinewy arm.
The head was so cleverly cut off that it fell into the basin, and directly the blood ceased to flow.
Fairer-than-a-Fairy eagerly ran to the window, but in her haste she upset the basin, and spilt all the water with which she had carefully filled it overnight.
He left the basin on the ground, with which Don Quixote contented himself, saying that the pagan had shown his discretion and imitated the beaver, which finding itself pressed by the hunters bites and cuts off with its teeth that for which, by its natural instinct, it knows it is pursued.
During the night of the 16th and 17th February we had entered the second Mediterranean basin, the greatest depth of which was 1,450 fathoms.
On the declivity of the Atlantic basin the first streams, branches of the North Platte River, already appeared.
This was a body resembling a milk can in its general form, above which oscillated a pear-shaped receptacle, and from which a stream of white powder flowed into a circular basin below.
One of these masses of decaying wood, formerly a majestic oak, rested close beside a pool of green and sluggish water at the bottom of the basin.
Poyser, reaching a small white basin that stood on the shelf, and dipping it into the whey-tub, "the smell o' bread's sweet t' everybody but the baker.
Judy, not interested in what she has often heard, begins to collect in a basin various tributary streams of tea, from the bottoms of cups and saucers and from the bottom of the teapot for the little charwoman's evening meal.
I always had an idea that Como was a vast basin of water, like Tahoe, shut in by great mountains.
Livingstone, in multiplying his fearless explorations from the Cape of Good Hope to the basin of the Zambesi; Captains Burton and Speke, in the discovery of the great interior lakes, have opened three highways to modern civilization.
In front of the wooden bed was a copper basin for alms.
The basin and the ewer had been smashed, the looking-glass was in fragments, and the sheets were in ribands.