Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The portion of rainfall which is not evaporated or absorbed by the soil, but flows off in streams or is available for storage. See the extract.
- n. alternative spelling of runoff.
“A large amount of water from the north flowed past Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand yesterday," Mr Theera said, referring to the run-off water.”
“No reef ... we had one years ago, but pesticide run-off from the Four Seasons golf course took care of that.”
“Fertilizer run-off from the Mississippi River has created algae blooms and large dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico.”
“We know that there is a lot of agricultural run-off that goes directly into the lake and brings with it agricultural chemicals of various types.”
“A run-off for the presidential election could bring fresh turmoil.”
“If I get elected, I won't let this country be run by the international aid agencies as they wish, as it has been so far," says Mirlande Manigat, a candidate in the presidential election run-off, which is expected to be held next month.”
“A small author-is-not-very-clever misunderstanding about the conversion of MS Word wordcounts to page run-off counts means that the book I thought was a bit on the long side, while unfinished, was, ummm, very very very much on the long side.”
“Purchase of all lands within a quarter-mile of a River system, to be planted to Praire grass and woodland, would cut Agricultural run-off polution by two-thirds.”
“Round 1 is open to anybody, and round 2 is a run-off between the two highest vote getters from round 1.”
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