In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the California Delta, the levee is the guiding force that funnels the 1,000 miles or so of rivers, sloughs, cuts, marshlands and other waterways through the surrounding terra firma.
- The book traces the metamorphosis of this endangered ecosystem from rich wetlands to prosperous agricultural area, from saw grass and sloughs to sugar cane, winter vegetables and cattle.
- Marl prairie occurs within the zone intermediate between the permanently flooded sloughs and the drier pine-dominated high ground.
- Thin, faint yellow collars on trunks of cypress and tupelo rimming the old slough recorded the regression of recent flooding in the swamp.
- The thought of the fathoms of water that once covered the very spot she stands on almost suffocates her; she feels bogged down in prairie grass and sloughs; she interiorizes the continental river system as if features of the human body.
- Many also survived in part because of a bird that seeks out the sloughs of the Cache and White Rivers in much the same manner that winter-weary northerners flock to sunnier climes when north winds begin to howl.
- Creeks, sloughs, bayous, and swamps, including a large cypress swamp at the base of Crowley's Ridge, ran around the town.
- This expansive ‘river’ covered almost 11,000 square miles, creating a mosaic of ponds, sloughs, sawgrass, marshes, hardwood hammocks, and forested uplands.
- Yesterday at low tide, silt shut the slough like trap, mud stranded boats on docks perched high above water.
- The turtle waddled down the bank of the slough, out onto a rotten railroad tie through an obstacle course of brambles and beer cans, and, to my surprise, vanished with a wet slap, proving that this water was still alive.
- Crappie and maybe a few largemouth bass had been the alleged focus of this June morning fishing a swamp slough in southeast Texas.
- He set up a blind in ‘the great marsh’ and a remote camera beside a slough, rigged to take a photo whenever a creature crossed its infrared beam.
- Conversely, the back lakes, sloughs and bayous are reasonably protected, almost certain to hold pockets of calm, clear water.
- Manderson says he was surprised to learn, while looking at old aerial photos, that there used to be a large slough where the Foothills hospital is.
- They also migrate through the interior in small numbers, spending time on lakeshores, alkaline ponds, and shores of sloughs and flooded fields.
- Throughout these valleys Red-necked Grebes are found on sloughs, ponds, lakes, and reservoirs, not on moving water.
- I walked him back down to the slough and heaved a stick into the water.
- Finally, man-made ditches, as well as existing bayous, sloughs, and streams in the St. Francis Watershed, provide suitable habitat for P. capax.
- The prairie sloughs are drying up this year but still a great blue heron rises, dips across the road and veers toward storm clouds massing in the west - the sound of one small engine, tires on pavement, turning wheels.
- The main landscape feature is endless peat bog, surrounded by marsh, leading into morasses, sloughs and quagmires.
- Eventually the tissue is sloughed at the tentacle tips.
- So what we're doing is collecting sloughed skin.
- Certainly, the ability of landowners to slough taxes onto others turns them from watchdogs of the treasury into raiders, since so much of public spending creates new unearned increments to land value.
- Pushing back your cuticles allows the nail to grow with fewer ridges and less scraggly splitting; dead skin is easily sloughed away by the towel.
- I walked back up the hill to the motel, relieved to have sloughed the prickliness of the pub.
- Since independence, the yoke of French influence has not entirely been sloughed.
- The lotion gently sloughs away dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling as smooth as silk.
- Janet also emphasized more self-care activities and routines of renewal, like warm baths at night and the use of an essential oil salt scrub which sloughs dead cells while filling the room with heavenly plant energy.
- In addition, the gangrenous areas on his toes had sloughed and been replaced almost entirely by healthy tissue.
- It may take that long for the skin to slough residual mite debris and for the allergic reaction to subside.
- Because you are wearing sandals you attend to your feet - slough the dead skin off, cream them, paint their toenails - they therefore look great
- Then it turned into a carnivore, sloughed its armour and acquired a new set of biological and chemical defences.
- Having sloughed the oppressive confines of the mine, instinct takes over.
- Outside, the pavement was littered with peeling strips of grayish-white gunk that had sloughed from its sides like dead skin.
- Martin looked at the barman, a balding, pale skinned man whose doughy flesh looked to be sloughing from him like a well boiled dumpling.
- In severe cases of trench foot, tissue injury is serious enough to cause skin sloughing and subsequent gangrenous change.
- But, as the play moves back in time, she beautifully sheds guilt and stress like a snake sloughing its skin.
- The question of when to adhere to standards and when to slough them off in favor of something better is a perennial one in the free software world.
- ‘We often neglect the skin on our bodies,’ says Evans, who makes sure to give herself an in-shower sloughing with a body scrub (which can get rid of dead skin cells and make skin smooth) every other day.
- This is in addition to host-derived proteins, such its pancreatic and intestinal enzymes, mucins, glycoproteins, and sloughed epithelial cells.
2(state of despair)the slough of despond — el abismo de la desesperación
1Zoology(skin) mudar de
(of snake)piel femininecamisa feminineit is an attempt to cast off the slough of the old order — es un intento de abandonar las viejas prácticas
2(dead tissue)escara feminine
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