from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of marching from a narrow, confined area into the open.
  • noun A debouchure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of debouching.
  • noun An outlet.


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  • But fear lent us wings, and suddenly before us was a blaze of light and we saw the debouchment of our street in a main thoroughfare.

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  • Beyond, the passage widened and dipped into a debouchment with a pair of open doors.

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  • The harbor is a very fine one, having sufficient depth to float vessels of the largest size, which is indicated by its color, being of a beautiful blue, and forming a strong contrast to that of the Typa, and the waters around Macào, which are discolored by the debouchment of the

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  • With a mind needing debouchment more than his body needed to relieve itself in the toilet he stayed where he was, which was where there were windows.

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  • The day before yesterday an edict against catching fish, being taken off as I supposed it would be on shewing the Rajah some flies, Blake and I went down, and repeated our visit yesterday; the bed of the river at the debouchment of the path leading towards Tongsa, is elevated 1,431 feet,

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