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  • n. Plural form of vlei.


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  • Mexico are facing Uruguay in an all-important Group A clash and he is likely to need something like 250 kilogrammes of "vleis" and "boerwors".

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Fossil dunes deposited in the Pleistocene and extensive dambos (shallow, seasonally inundated pans or vleis) that have formed in river valleys and dune troughs are a characteristic feature of the ecoregion.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • These sands can reach more than 60 m in depth and have relatively high water tables, although most of the dambos (shallow pans or vleis) are permanently dry, and there is an almost complete lack of permanent surface water.

    Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests

  • Numerous grassy wetlands are interspersed along drainage lines in vleis or dambos.

    Southern Miombo woodlands

  • Incised coastal river valleys filled as sea levels rose during the late Holocene, resulting in the deposition of fertile alluvial material along drainage lines and the formation of pans, swamps, and vleis where drainage lines became submerged.

    Maputaland coastal forest mosaic

  • Surrounding the house on three sides was the game reserve, one hundred wild acres of thorny bush, sun-bleached vleis, deep gullies, great twisted trees, and abandoned mine workings.

    Rainbow’s End

  • As you neared the tree-stripped vleis on the outskirts of Salisbury, there were glimpses of high-density housing and the occasional mud hut or shanty thrown up without the pride of those in the rural districts, followed by suburbs of small, beige houses, where the Coloureds and Indians lived, and the grander spreads of the mainly white areas, where garden boys tended to perfect beds of flowers and children splashed in sparkly aquamarine pools.

    Rainbow’s End

  • Outside the stadium, street vendors were all smiles as they did brisk trade in pap and vleis, cold drinks, bottles of brandy, beer and ANC paraphernalia.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Gauteng and vleis in the Western Cape which were surrounded by residential areas.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Holomisa warned hundreds of ANC supporters not to "eat pap en vleis of the oppressors".

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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