drainage-basin love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as basin, 8.

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Examples

  • Belly River drainage-basin is itself bigger, and its mountains bulk in proportion.

    The Book of the National Parks

  • McDermott Lake, the fan-handle of the Swiftcurrent drainage-basin.

    The Book of the National Parks

  • Taken as a whole, the Two Medicine drainage-basin is an epitome of

    The Book of the National Parks

  • Imagine deep rounded valleys emerging from these cirques and twisting snakelike among enormous and sometimes grotesque rock masses which often are inconceivably twisted and tumbled, those of each drainage-basin converging fan-like to its central valley.

    The Book of the National Parks

  • No other river has so vast a drainage-basin: it draws its water supply from twenty-eight States and Territories; from Delaware, on the

    Life on the Mississippi

  • The area of its drainage-basin is as great as the combined areas of England, Wales,

    Life on the Mississippi

  • No other river has so vast a drainage-basin: it draws its water supply from twenty-eight States and Territories; from Delaware, on the Atlantic seaboard, and from all the country between that and Idaho on the Pacific slope -- a spread of forty-five degrees of longitude.

    Life on the Mississippi

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