from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In England, water lying near the surface, which can easily be reached by shallow wells.


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  • In a deep rocky channel where a land-spring rose (which was still-born except at low water), and laver and dilsk and claw-coral showed that the sea had more dominion there than the sky, two men stood facing each other; and their words, though belonging to the most polite of tongues, were not so courteous as might be.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War


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