• WordNet 3.6
    • n alluviation the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year (Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).
    • n alluviation The process of accumulating rock-debris along the lower reaches of slopes by rain-wash and along the more slowly flowing stream-courses by loss of overload. Alluvial fans or cones, alluvial plains or flood-plains, and slope-waste are the chief products of alluviation.
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In literature:

Good alluvial and a poor man's field?
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott
Shallow alluvial workings have a way of caving in when you least expect it of them.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
A name given by the Greeks to the alluvial tract inclosed between the bifurcating branches of the Nile and the sea-line.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They generally run on a bed of sand or lime rock, and have but little alluvial bottom lands.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
Barkly West remains, however, the centre of the alluvial diamonds industry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Shallow alluvial workings have a way of caving in when you least expect it of them.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
The city was built in the midst of an alluvial country, far removed from the hills.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
This action, which is continually going forward, is called alluvial.
"The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831" by Various
While the pecan is at home on rich, alluvial river bottoms subject to overflow, yet it will not grow successfully on damp, soggy lands.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
It appeared to be the substitute of idolatrous nations, on alluvial lands, for an isolated hill, or promontory.
"Incentives to the Study of the Ancient Period of American History" by Henry R. Schoolcraft

In news:

An outcrop of conglomerate rock on the floor of Gale Crater made up of cemented gravels that indicate an ancient flow of water downstream of a channel in the crater wall that spreads out into an alluvial fan up slope from the Curiosity rover.
A recent fault through alluvial sediments at Sarikaya, 8 km west of Sagalassos.
2672 E Alluvial Avenue, Fresno, CA 93611.
2672 E Alluvial Avenue, between Chestnut and Willow, Clovis 93611.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis, CA 93611.
Fresno Buddhist Family Center 2690 E Alluvial Ave, Clovis, CA.
Alluvial fans, rolling hills, and southern exposure are three of the things the Del Rio team likes to credit for their delicious wines.
Looking toward the Glenelg site where Curiosity will pause to carry out extensive geological observations, scientists have identified a lighter area, also visible from orbit, that may be part of an alluvial fan where water once flowed.
The peak falls away abruptly, revealing a vertiginous panorama of Strom Canyon and its distant alluvial fan toward the east.
Police say the suspects broke into the back of a storage unit that Children's Hospital was renting at a mini storage near Fowler and Alluvial in Clovis.
DU GIS mapping tool for conservation planning in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis, CA 93611.
The permeability of the target reservoir for the underbalanced drilling project was related to an alluvial gross depositional environment.
In this Sept 5, 2012 aerial photo, a combination of alluvial clay and tar mats are seen on the shore of Elmer's Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, in Jefferson Parish, La.

In science:

Geological types are Alluvial (AL), Acid Volcanic (AC), Basic Volcanic (BV), Coarse-grained Granite (CG), Sedimentary and Metamorphic (SM) and Tully fine-grained Granite (TG).
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
The terrain is rugged and steep, and only near the west and southwest coasts are extensive flat alluvial or diluvial plains and more subdued rolling hilly lands.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam