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estuary

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Definition the wide part of a river where it nears the sea and fresh & salt water mix
  • There to the left of us was the silver streak of the river, widening to the estuary at Kerrith six miles away.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • To her right, the muddy, frugal estuary of the Great Magdalena River spread out to the other side of the world.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • In the endless estuarial mingling of paranoia and control, the dossier was an essential device.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Yoyo had been right: the river looked a lot lovelier just this short distance farther away from the estuary.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • 'There is a village of fisher-folk at the mouth of the Batu Kring branch of the estuary.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • That locality lies a little above Suez in a sound that used to form a deep estuary when the Red Sea stretched as far as the Bitter Lakes.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Even here in mid-Pacific, far from the great estuaries that slowly swept the continents out to sea, that rain never ceased.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • The three launches cast off, sidled into the currentless estuary, and moved forward.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • II The town lay on a broad estuary, its old yellow plastered buildings hugging the beach.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • It was difficult to realize his work was not out there in the luminous estuary, but behind him, within the brooding gloom.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • A second shell screeches overhead, and Marie-Laure shrieks, and the chandelier above her head chimes as the shell detonates somewhere across the estuary.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • They might have been a solar system of their own, with nothing else in space, as they went round and round among the dunes and coarse grass of the estuary.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I stayed in radar room and watched, at extreme magnification, while he placed one in estuary between Montevideo and Buenos Aires; Mike could not have been more accurate.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The East River, no river at all but a saltwater estuary nearly a mile wide, was famously difficult to navigate, with swift, contrary currents and tides of as much as six feet.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The shores of North Inlet were as thickly wooded as those of the southern anchorage, but the space was longer and narrower and more like, what in truth it was, the estuary of a river.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • One had the sense of a backwater, or rather of an estuary, whose waters flowed in from the invisible sea, and ebbed into a profound silence while the waves without were still beating.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • It lay very high upon a turfy down, and looking north-eastward before I entered it, I was surprised to see a large estuary, or even creek, where I judged Wandsworth and Battersea must once have been.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Estuary.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • In time, as air came back into his lungs and warmth around his heart, he loosed the veil, letting it drift away on the estuary downstream to where a white wave took it under and Ino's hands received it.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She would get up in the dark and trundle a borrowed two-wheeled push-cart for two hours across the city to a section called Eba, at the mouth of one of the seven estuarial rivers that branch from the Ota River through Hiroshima.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima

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