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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of silt.


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  • A coin silted into the gravel under the bank there, where the river made a shallow cove, and clawed up in the fist of a scrambling urchin who happened to sprawl on his face there in evading pursuit.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • The lagoon on which it was built eventually silted up and Aigues-Mortes was eclipsed as a port city by Marseilles.

    The Salt of the Earth

  • I am simply saying that it would be fitting and right for those responsible for the damages caused — I do not care whether those damages be in terms of silted streams, scarred landscapes, or in lost livestock — to take full responsibility for them.

    Bush Administration v. Environmental Groups

  • Dying fish and marine plants expired in the centre of the roadways, and huge banks of black sludge were silted up into the gutters and over the sidewalks, but fortunately the escaping waters had cut long pathways through them.

    Ballardian » Simon O’Carrigan’s The Drowned World

  • By the late 16th century the river was so silted with waste from mining upstream that ships could no longer reach here.

    Country diary: Cornwall

  • The stage gradually becomes silted up with a lifetime's possessions, and a parade of shoes – baby-size, Rollerblades, high heels, hiking boots and padded slippers – marks out a march of years.

    Birdsong; On Ageing; The Big Fellah; Yes, Prime Minister

  • As the "scrubs" the settlers' way of referring to rainforest were ripped out, the seasonal rains carried the topsoil into the rivers, which silted up and then began to flood.

    Australian floods: Why were we so surprised?

  • There is a quay at the southern edge of Wareham which used to handle serious maritime trade until ships got too big, the river silted up, and Poole took over.

    Country diary: Isle of Purbeck

  • At assorted points, a low prosaic sandy islands became re-attached to a mainland as a inserted brook silted up, as good as that's given a islands of New Jersey as good as Delaware crop up identical to partial of a mainland.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Seen from the air, the scale of the destruction was even more striking: Dozens of crumbled cliffs stood out against the lush green; valleys had turned into muddy rivers; and rivers into silted mud flats, obliterating the communities along their banks.

    6 Days After Deadly Mudslides In Brazil, Survivors Get Help


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