Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worn by the action of water; especially, smoothed by the force or action of running water, or water in motion: as, water-worn pebbles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Worn, smoothed, or polished by the action of water.
- adj. (of rocks especially) worn smooth by the action of water
- water + worn (Wiktionary)
“Through the bowels of the Great Alpine Reef, they spun, slipping along the smooth, waterworn sides.”
“Other portions of woods had their ends waterworn, and were full of long cracks, such as appear in wood long exposed to the sun.”
“On these rounded off banks or bergs of forest land, Youranigh drew my attention to large, old, waterworn, trunks of trees, which he showed me had been deposited there by floods.”
“It consisted of a yellow sandstone in thin strata, covered in some parts with beds of waterworn pebbles.”
“Amongst the waterworn pebbles in the bed of the river, we found various portions of coal and the rocky sections in parts of the banks resembled its concomitant strata.”
“The blocks are not waterworn, their angles being only a little blunted; they vary in size from one or two feet in diameter to ten, or even more than twenty times as much.”
“The rounded, waterworn stones made the surface treacherous and slippery and difficult to negotiate.”
“The globe had been trailing along the coastline, and now it angled out to glide over a long finger of cape, rocky and waterworn, which pointed at almost a right angle into the sea.”
“An ungainly figure came skittering through the shallows around the waterworn rocks.”
“Its waterworn pebbles and small bowlders were subsequently covered by lake deposit, during the time between the inclosure and break out at San Carlos.”
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