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delta
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Leaves of Grass
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  • Always Florida’s green peninsula—always the priceless delta of Louisiana—always the cotton-fields of Alabama and Texas, Always California’s golden hills and hollows, and the silver mountains of New Mexico—always soft-breath’d Cuba, Always the vast slope drain’d by the Southern sea, inseparable with the slopes drain’d by the Eastern and Western seas, The area the eighty-third year of these States, the three and a half millions of square miles, The eighteen thousand miles of sea-coast…

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as in: river delta Define
a typically triangular area with sand or soil where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
as in: delta wing aircraft Define
the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet; or an object shaped like its capital form (like an equilateral triangle)
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