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  • As I squelch along the raised bank beside the river Arun, fast-flowing and the colour of dark brown tea, it's easy to see how Sussex people, according to no less an authority than the Rev WD Parish's 1875 Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect, generated 31 words describing mud.

    Country diary: West Sussex

  • With fast-running, turbulent floods of water, the amount of sediment can even increase to the eighth (!) power of the velocity of the water.72 In other words, if a large quantity of fast-flowing water starts to flow three times as fast again, it can transport 6,651 (=38) times as much sediment.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • But just as their battery-powered radio brings them brief, ecstasy-making glimpses of the unknown world beyond their narrow borders, so does the coming of a footloose, ne'er-do-well Welshman Kevin Collins thrust them abruptly into the fast-flowing stream of 20th-century life.

    The Not-So-Small World of Brian Friel

  • Written almost entirely in fast-flowing streams of dialogue, they cut to the quick of what is lively and alive in both people and in narrative, the world of oral storytelling encapsulated in swarming vibrancy on the printed page.

    New Josipovici « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The 30th may be more problematic, but one hopes that the fast-flowing Amazon will not swamp all those tributaries down which book-lovers who value the personal touch like to paddle.

    Independent bookshops: a day in the life of Hampshire's One Tree Books

  • Mehldau often applies his hypnotic improv approach to Broadway standards, bebop, folk-pop classics or the music of Radiohead – and Thile's fast-flowing long lines, and cherishing of catchy themes within the loosest spontaneous flights fit that very compatibly.

    This week's new live music

  • Another fled into a fast-flowing river, pursued by attackers throwing rocks and shouting "kill, kill, kill."

    Could Indonesia 'Pakistanize'?

  • He never lost his nerve, never made a mistake even when operating in extreme conditions: freezing winter nights, waist deep in fast-flowing rivers, his position coming under enemy fi re.

    Excerpt: The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith

  • At least 11 people have drowned in Utah waterways since April, many of them swept away in fast-flowing rivers swollen by melting snowpack.

    Yosemite deaths a reminder of rivers' risks

  • Grey wagtails are resident, and often found along fast-flowing rivers and streams, while the yellow wagtail is purely a summer visitor, found mainly in wet-meadows such as those on Tealham Moor, a short distance from my home.

    Birdwatch: Pied wagtail

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