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  • adj. Having a noticeable amount of silt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of silt; resembling silt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or resembling silt; full of silt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of silt


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  • Soil that contains a lot of silt is called silty soil.

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  • Tracks leading up into the scrubby, windswept highlands of the Slieve Aughty and down toward silty creek beds and swift rivers flowing south and west toward Lough Derg and the Shannon.

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  • “Quite,” Rat said as she put her hands on the silty, stony bottom and let her legs float on the gentle current.

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  • The water was freezing, she could barely feel the smooth stones and silty bottom on her numb feet.

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  • The mood lightened, but the word “blackmail” hung in the air, dark and silty.

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  • Solemn straight hair, eyes like silty ocean water.

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  • I stayed at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, an enclave of 15 luxurious guest tents situated in a tall bamboo grove along the silty Ruak River, a Mekong tributary.

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  • Here, time moves as slowly as the silty water, and Rourke uses it to lay down a few pleasing ruminations.

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  • The corpse is then left to decompose in its silty grave for two to five months, depending on the season.

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  • We lift off effortlessly and bank to the left, heading across the silty grey-blue waters of Cook Inlet - home to commercial fisheries, endangered beluga whales, and small coastal communities.

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