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culvert

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Definition a pipe or other enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath a road, railroad, or sidewalk
  • I spent the night in a culvert beneath the road.
culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • Police found her hiding in a culvert.
  • culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • In the gray starlight she could see the embankment and the black round hole of the culvert where she always left Tom's food.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • culvert = a pipe that carries runoff water beneath something
  • They ran over the culvert.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • There was no gap between the punt and the dark mouth of the culvert.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • Broadside on, the punt struck gently against two of the piers and stopped, pinned squarely across the mouth of one of the central culverts.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culverts = a pipe or other enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath a road, railroad, or sidewalk
  • Well out from either bank stood four low arches—scarcely more than culverts, each filled by the stream to within a foot of the apex.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culverts = a pipe or other enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath a road, railroad, or sidewalk
  • The rain echoed dismally up the culvert.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • Had they come over the common, among the shining wires, through the thunderstorm, the culverts on the great river, to die at the claws of General Woundwort?
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culverts = a pipe or other enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath a road, railroad, or sidewalk
  • Hazel caught him up by the culvert.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • The cart track crossed by a brick culvert and climbed the opposite slope to a five-barred gate in the thorn hedge.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • The driver and the two men who had been with him were running toward a culvert.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • He surfaced near where we stood on the edge of the culvert.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • He eased his feet in, holding the fluted steel edge of the culvert with both hands.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Drains and culverts — I put two and two together and hoped for the best.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • There were many creeks in this mountainous region, and it was necessary to cross Muddy Creek, Green Creek, and others, upon culverts.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Sucking out of an iron culvert into a pool.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Unable to bear their gazes, Roran turned his back on them and gestured at the culvert that ran beneath the road.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Meanwhile he had cowered in a ditch with his head in a culvert and caught the shrapnel in his side.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • As I drew nearer I perceived he was dressed in clothes as dusty and filthy as my own; he looked, indeed, as though he had been dragged through a culvert.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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