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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A local name in Ohio for valleys formerly occupied by rivers but now flats and covered with woods.
  • In Alabama, especially in the Coosa valley, a type of land consisting of an impervious clay derived from the Cambrian shales, supporting a dense growth of dwarf oaks, pines, etc.


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