from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The area between the banks of a river ordinarily covered by water.
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- n. The path where a river runs, or where a river once ran; the bottom earthen part of a river, not including the riverbanks.
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- n. a channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a river
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When the trucks do take it away, I’ve heard rumors that it’s thrown in the river (which, if you’ve seen the riverbed, is not too difficult to believe).
To reach the valley floor, you descend concrete steps that lead to the shingle riverbed, which is crossed by a small footbridge.
The part that had felt like a riverbed was a riverbed.
As unlikely as it may look, since the only known sightings of tribbles have been in spaceship environs, the riverbed is the preferred natural habitat of tribbles.
"Because the riverbed is the Chuitna is privately owned, walking, wading or standing on the riverbed is also considered trespassing," says a Tyonek Native Corp.
The Daily Telegraph claimed that harnessing the power of fish swimming through a river could hold the key to meeting Britain's future electricity needs and that installing electric prongs along the riverbed was the way forward.
That groove on the riverbed is a pair of 24-inch gas mains, laid down in the fifties, that-believe it or not-constitute the business end of a network of pipes that runs all the way from the Gulf of Mexico.
March 10 (ANI): A new American research has revealed that an ancient "riverbed" in Mars was not made by the flow of water but was carved by molten lava.
Washington: A new American research has revealed that an ancient 'riverbed' in Mars was not made by the flow of molten lava.
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