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  • YOUR FAVORITE TROUT streams may be running bank-full and turbid, but melting ice means that ponds and small lakes are ready to roll right now.

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  • The Shirki was a swift, turbulent river rushing southwestward through rocky gorges and canyons, and there were few places where an army could cross at that time of the year, when the stream was almost bank-full with the melting of the snows.

    The Hour of the Dragon

  • The Evergreen River that ran past the town was already bank-full; and all manner of terrifying reports kept circulating among the panic-stricken people of that section of the State, adding to their alarm and uneasiness.

    Afloat on the Flood

  • I can see him yet, on bitter days, standing alongside the track in a heavy pea-jacket and Napoleon boots, a sealskin cap drawn snugly over his straight black hair, watching, ordering, signaling, while Number One, with its frost-bitten sleepers behind a rotary, tried to buck through ten and twenty-foot cuts which lay bank-full of snow west of McCloud.

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  • I've be'n a residenter in these parts fer it's goin 'on twenty year, an' I never seen the like -- bank-full an 'trees an' bresh so thick you can't hardly see no water.

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  • Each sag and depression became a pond, and countless rills and rivulets gurgled riverward, bank-full with sparkling snow-water.

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  • The twilight was almost gone, but the glistening river reflected on the torn bushes above the bank-full stream.

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  • Spellbound, the girls watched that first wave go tearing out of sight, filling the river bank-full.

    The Iron Trail

  • But the only answer was the churning of the bank-full stream a hundred yards away, the thunder of the wind through the pines below, and the eerie echo of his own voice coming back to him through the snows.

    The White Desert

  • Morning of the second day, -- and again the sunshine, causing dripping streams from the long, laden branches of the pines and spruce, filling the streams bank-full, here and there cutting through the blanket of white to the dun-brown earth again.

    The White Desert


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  • Said of a stream when full to the brim. --A. Porson's Quaint Words and Sayings of South Worcestershire, 1875

    February 6, 2018