watercourse


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Synonyms for watercourse

natural or artificial channel through which water flows

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a conduit through which water flows

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Our progress along the steep watercourse was necessarily slow, and by noon we had not advanced more than a mile.
The valley was now before us; but instead of being conducted into its smiling bosom by the gradual descent of the deep watercourse we had thus far pursued, all our labours now appeared to have been rendered futile by its abrupt termination.
We followed the same watercourse as on the previous day, till it dwindled away, and we were then compelled to crawl blindly among the trees.
It was heavy, this vapour, heavier than the densest smoke, so that, after the first tumultuous uprush and outflow of its impact, it sank down through the air and poured over the ground in a manner rather liquid than gaseous, abandoning the hills, and streaming into the valleys and ditches and watercourses even as I have heard the carbonic-acid gas that pours from volcanic clefts is wont to do.
It isn't for men to make channels for God's Spirit, as they make channels for the watercourses, and say, 'Flow here, but flow not there.
These industrious animals abounded in all the mountain streams and watercourses, wherever there were willows for their subsistence.
Ethiopic scorchings browned the upper slopes of the pastures, but there was still bright green herbage here where the watercourses purled.
In some great districts the Church owns all the property--lands, watercourses, woods, mills and factories.
For several days Tarzan traversed a country rich in game and watercourses.
The doctor and the commandant looked everywhere about them; Gondrin's soldier's coat lay there beside a heap of black mud, and his wheelbarrow, spade, and pickaxe were visible, but there was no sign of the man himself along the various pebbly watercourses, for the wayward mountain streams had hollowed out channels that were almost overgrown with low bushes.
He loved to run down dry watercourses, and to creep and spy upon the bird life in the woods.
The mountains on either side were high, rough and barren, very black and gloomy in the shadow of the clouds, but all silver-laced with little watercourses where the sun shone upon them.
The North Tyneside Parks Team is now reassessing the management of vegetation on the bank side of the watercourse to ensure there is no disturbance to the birds.
A case study of the discordant hydropolitics of the Nile River Basin--perhaps the most significant watercourse lacking a cooperative management agreement--best illustrates these limitations.
He said that silting of Graban rainy watercourse with sand and soil damaged the sewerage pipeline of the college, thus causing its closure.