gulch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gulch a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gulch A glutton.
    • Gulch A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully.
    • Gulch Act of gulching or gulping.
    • v. t Gulch To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gulch To swallow greedily.
    • n gulch A swallowing or devouring.
    • n gulch A glutton; a fat, stupid fellow.
    • gulch To fall heavily.
    • n gulch A heavy fall.
    • n gulch A gorge; a ravine; any narrow valley or ravine of small dimensions and steep sides.
    • n gulch A long, narrow, deep depression of the sea-bottom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gulch gulch (U.S.) a ravine or narrow rocky valley, a gully
    • v.t Gulch (prov.) to swallow greedily
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gulchen,; cf. dial. Sw. gölka, to gulch, D. gulzig, greedy, or E. gulp,

Usage

In literature:

Should we take the brush with the redskins at Slightly Gulch?
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
Keeley's Gulch, the mine there!
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
When I'm in Rattlesnake Gulch I don't aim to pick posies too unobservant.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
If a fine orchard or garden stands in the way of the working of a rich gulch or bank, orchard and garden are doomed.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
Then blackness seemed to rush out of the gulch to enfold him in an impenetrable cloud of merciful oblivion.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
I left him grazing in a gulch, and was not again able to locate the gulch.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
The tenderfoot manager of a mine in a lonesome gulch of the Black Hills has a hard time of it, but "wins out" in more ways than one.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
Here and there was a deep gorge or gulch, as they are there called.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
It was not a gulch or ravine, but the ground dropped down suddenly three or four hundred feet.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
That side of the gulch was cobwebbed with tracks.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
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In poetry:

But following a mountain gulch,
Avalanche and slide,
I only found a dark ravine
Where tall waters ride.
"Blind Alley " by Norman MacLeod
His two ragged gals
In the gulch were at play,
And a gownd that was Sal's
Kinder flapped on a bay:
Not much for a man to be leavin', but his all,--as I've heer'd the
folks say.
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
The snow lies deep on hill and dale,
In rocky gulch and grassy vale,
The tiny, trickling, tumbling falls
Are frozen 'twixt their rocky walls
That grey and brown look silent down
Upon Kiandra's shrouded town.
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake
There were men from the mountains and ‘Dead Man’s Gulch’
Their red shirts and knives you could swear on
There were men with carbuncles and bristling beards
There were ‘Bush’ men - and men with no hair on.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
The bridge was composed of iron and wooden blocks,
And crossed o'er the Devil's Gulch, an immense cleft of rocks,
Two hundred feet wide and one hundred and fifty feet deep,
And enough to make one's flesh to creep.
"Saving a Train" by William Topaz McGonagall
We'll ford er swim the river, becos there ain't no bridge;
We'll foot the gulches careful, an' lope along the ridge;
We'll take the trail to Nowhere, an' travel till we tire,
An' camp beneath a pine-tree, an' sleep beside the fire.
"How Spring Comes To Shasta Jim" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

Over the weekend my wife and I camped at Larimer County's Hermit Park Open Space in the Granite Gulch Campground.
A View from the Gulch.
From Mann Gulch to Storm King and beyond.
A logger who fell over 450 down an embankment near Hinkle Gulch is being rescued.
Mayflower to Clinton Gulch.
Seattle's 'Garlic Gulch' product now immortalized in Cooperstown.
Bear Gulch Reservoir reflects the towers of volcanic rock that give Pinnacles National Monument its name.
This week on Bites, we saw a couple of businesses debut, with Casablanca Coffee opening in the Gulch and Harris Teeter making a dramatic entrance at the old Belle Meade Theater.
If you're a fan of Whitney Matheson's popular pop culture cult website "Pop Candy," you should avail yourself of the chance to meet her for conversation and drinks 5:30-8 pm Thursday, March 11, at Sambuca in the Gulch.
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has given the green light for Idaho Power to boost its rates to help pay for the company's new Langley Gulch natural gas-powered plant near New Plymouth.
They are from Newmar Fulltimers Chapter of RVers staying at Custer Gulch.
The images show a scene of eroded knobs and gulches on a mountainside.
Lawsuits plague Gulch highrise More.
An avalanche descends down Snow Gulch Creek along Thane Road on Monday during avalanche control by the Department of Transportation.
French Gulch acreage not likely to reopen as school anytime soon.
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