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  • n. Plural form of tributary.


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  • Reducing plastic bag use might lead to the most observable effect by reducing litter in tributaries, but it can only lead to a modest reduction in total litter in the Anacostia River.

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  • The Indus basin, watered by the Indus and its five main tributaries, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, and Sutlej, all having their source in Indian territory, forms one of the largest irrigation systems in the world, created during the bygone days of British rule.

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  • Possibly the word tributaries puzzled her; but she lacked the force necessary to make a request for help.

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  • Then the rulers Huntoh and Vukubatz assigned to the chiefs of the seven nations all their tributaries, that is to say, the people of Popoya, Pancag, Holom, Mixco and Tamyac, all of whom were

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  • The study was carried out by Erik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. August 12th, 2009 WASHINGTON - A team of scientists from Canada has uncovered alarming invasion of the round goby fish into Great Lakes tributaries, which is likely to make an adverse impact on endangered fishes in the region.

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  • Even at the zenith of imperial clout, it controlled pan-Asian trade through economic "tributaries," not military conquest.

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  • It consists of the flood plains of the master streams and the confluent fans of the tributaries which issue from the mountains on the north.

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  • Hence "tributaries" and "families" may here be taken to mean about the same number, -- D.) 16.

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  • Massimo Berruti/Agence Vu for The Wall Street Journal A 1960 treaty regulating access to water from the Indus River and its tributaries has been viewed as a bright spot in relations between India and Pakistan, who have gone to war three times since 1947.

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  • Many a contemporary Cabin John resident owns a T-shirt showing the map of Smith's voyage in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

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