from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sediment deposited by streams flowing away from a melting glacier.
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- n. The sediment (mostly sand and gravel) deposited by water flowing from a melting glacier
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wash out; cleanse from.
- n. The act of washing out; that which is washed out.
- Of or pertaining to outwash; specifically, noting the side of a glacial moraine that is away from the ice.
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I don't even want to think about what the soils conditions are at the Duwamish River (aka Green River, aka White River) where outwash from the Green River Valley, and hence Mount Rainier's ancient mudflows, has deposited itself in an ancient alluvial fan in Elliot Bay -- constrained by the West Seattle highlands on the west and the ridge that separates the Sound from Lake Washington.
I knew them from where some of them breed on the vast glacial outwash plains in Iceland where I led several of Brathay Exploration Group's annual expeditions.
Towns lying near glacial outwash streams are particularly vulnerable to such catastrophic flooding.
Their map of Brooklyn in 2409 shows farms exactly where they used to be in the outwash plain, that incomprable southern slope -- with the borough's population living at Manhattan-like densities.
She struggled to standing in the lull of the outwash and I saw blood on her hand.
The terraces of the Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains ecoregion comprise a large expanse of early-Wisconsin glacial outwash deposits (older than 73b, 73c and 73l) reflecting braided stream depositional regimes.
The Northern Pleistocene Valley Trains ecoregion is composed of scattered small remnants of late-Wisconsin glacial outwash deposits and terraces from the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
It is composed of scattered small remnants of early-Wisconsin glacial outwash deposits, similar to those of Macon Ridge (73j).
The Puget Sound Valley is a moderately dissected tableland covered by glacial till, glacial outwash, and lacustrine deposits.
The Macon Ridge ecoregion is a prominent ridge that consists almost entirely of early-Wisconsin glacial outwash.