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  • We explored the Mississippi River delta.
  • And so, in the spring of 1931, Papa set out looking for work, going as far north as Memphis and as far south as the Delta country.   (source)
    delta = named for the geological feature where a river divides before entering the ocean
  • Instead, it destroys the fertile Nile Delta, produces parasitic infestation, and wrecks the Egyptian economy.   (source)
    delta = named for the geological feature where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • Our landing site is at the delta of a long-gone river.   (source)
    delta = where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • They'd flown over the southern jungles, above the weed-wild shouting leaves and rice paddies of the deltas.   (source)
    deltas = geological areas where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • Now, for example, I would be reassuring the Pharaoh that the flood was a gift from the gods, that once it receded, the rich black earth of the delta would bring forth abundant grain.   (source)
    delta = geographic area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • ...his vast plantation in the Mekong delta.   (source)
    delta = where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • EXCEPT PERHAPS in the sandy deltas that usher them into the Adriatic, the Isonzo and its spurs are seldom warm, especially in the north, where the water still carries a feeling for its origins in mountain snows, but September holds the heat of summer as surely as March preserves the ice on lakes.   (source)
    deltas = geological areas where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • The sand fingers ran out into the basin—a dry delta outlined against darker rock.   (source)
    delta = geological area where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • It's gonna be real hard 'cause ever since she was a wee bitty girl down in the Delta she wanted to be a teacher.   (source)
    delta = named for the geological feature where a river divides before entering the ocean
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  • It was just 'cause he died her last year of schooling that she come on up here to teach 'stead of going back to the Delta.   (source)
  • The fact that she had not grown up in Spokane County but in the Delta made her even more suspect, and the more traditional thinkers like Miss Crocker were wary of her.   (source)
  • The Captain looked so somber, I could almost imagine I was an Egyptian slave taking Pharaoh on a tour of the flooded Nile Delta.   (source)
    delta = named for a geographic feature where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
  • In fifth-grade history we had spent a lot of time worrying about the flooded river deltas of the ancient world.   (source)
    deltas = geological areas where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
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  • The brain oscillations are named alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and theta.
    delta = 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • Truly we are a nation of aspiring engineers: shortly after, there was a boy named Omprakash who was calling himself Omega, and another who was passing himself off as Upsilon, and for a while there was a Gamma, a Lambda and a Delta.   (source)
  • It's called a delta.   (source)
    delta = 4th letter of the Greek alphabet (shaped like an equilateral triangle)
  • The jet loomed ... a white bullet-like machine with short delta wings sweeping back from the fuselage, giving it the appearance of an angry flying insect.   (source)
    delta = shaped like an equilateral triangle (or like the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet)
  • Alpha, Bravo, Cain, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot.   (source)
    delta = 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • " 'Alpha, Bravo, Charlie … Delta,' " said Bergeron pensively in English.   (source)
  • He was simply 'Delta' to me.   (source)
    delta = 4th letter of the Greek alphabet (used as a designation)
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  • The nearest town over was Delta.†   (source)
  • As Sergeant Prothero scampered behind the Delta 88 and began to lift his head, a black-gloved hand reached out the window holding a handgun and let off three shots, striking Prothero at point-blank range.†   (source)
  • "I identified 357 bodies in that Delta crash we had in Dallas the other day," says Stone.†   (source)
  • Delta Airlines told me a one-way ticket to Idlewild Airport would cost seventy-three dollars.†   (source)
  • They called it their 'shining delta.'†   (source)
  • "We'd get a delta-v of thirty-one meters per second."†   (source)
  • Two of them had the same picture of Herman E. Calloway and the two guys but the first was called "Herman E. Calloway and the Terminally Unhappy Blues Band," they were called "Masters of the Delta Blues," and the other one was called "Herman E. Calloway and the Gifted Gents of Gospel—Featuring Miss Grace 'Blessed' Thomas's Vocals," they were the "Servants of the Master's Salvation."†   (source)
  • In the Pearl River Delta, the rice farmer planted two and sometimes three crops a year.†   (source)
  • Far away on the opposite spiral arm of the Galaxy, five hundred thousand light-years from the star Sol, Zaphod Beeblebrox, President of the Imperial Galactic Government, sped across the seas of Damogran; his ion drive delta boat winking and flashing in the Damogran sun.†   (source)
  • Delta: I am proceeding with Difficulty.†   (source)
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  • Delta Centrum not yet informed.†   (source)
  • I went back to the Delta Airlines desk and changed my flight to one three hours later.†   (source)
  • He also gave me an autographed Delta Airline postcard.†   (source)
  • The National Organization of Delta Sigma Theta, a professional women's sorority, had decided to give us a Christmas party at the Dunbar Community Center.†   (source)
  • Delta Platoon†   (source)
  • I can still picture the young soldier who wrote that letter while propped up in bed, smiling through his eyepatch and bandages, showing the nurses a photo of his pretty bride with Delta cotton poking out of her hair.†   (source)
  • "He is not of the cruciform," said Delta-two.†   (source)
  • He and Leigh Anne were building a second home in Oxford, just off campus, on the assumption that Collins would follow her mother's footsteps and become an Ole Miss cheerleader and leading member of the ancient Kappa Delta sorority.†   (source)
  • Next stop for me was the Eighteenth Delta Force medical program, conducted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.†   (source)
  • Then Lieutenant Berger from Delta Company came over.†   (source)
  • He's in a delta somewhere but we don't know any more than that because he isn't allowed to tell us and he doesn't write home much anyway.†   (source)
  • Delta means change--the difference between one value and another over time.†   (source)
  • BOY WILLIE: 'cause the Yazoo Delta railroad got yellow boxcars.†   (source)
  • The Enforcers are to the MetaCops what the Delta Force is to the Peace Corps.†   (source)
  • The other Chicano in the band was a San Gabriel guitarist named Jose Palmas who had these magical fingers and could play anything from Wes Montgomery to Jeff Beck to Delta Blues to raunchy norterias.†   (source)
  • Rachel drew the symbol Delta in water on our table.†   (source)
  • Fermina Daza had the impression that it was a delta filled with islands of sand.†   (source)
  • We are coming down to take off Delta Ajax niner's crew.†   (source)
  • During his travels in Egypt he must have observed how the crops began to grow as soon as the floods of the Nile receded from the land areas in the Nile Delta.†   (source)
  • Hopefully, the troll would be totally hypnotized by his new Delta Force: Black Hawk Down video game (um …. ew).†   (source)
  • Inner Delta was the key.†   (source)
  • Linebacker Lead, this is Sentry-Delta.†   (source)
  • A delta-wing plane nudged the sun and vanished in the dizzy ozone, climbing dreamily.†   (source)
  • Delta launched.†   (source)
  • Dad's been making me out every night to drive around and I know they're going to give me my grandmother's Delta 88.†   (source)
  • On the Ariana 727 to Dubai, the British Air 777 to London, and the Delta 767 to D.C., Mortenson felt like a heat-seeking missile speeding toward his own government, fueled by outrage.†   (source)
  • Stockton is an interesting little city-half artsy, half-cow town, and home to the Asparagus Festival and other events that take advantage of its watery location on the delta fed by the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.†   (source)
  • And Ethir Anduin he saw, the mighty delta of the River, and myriads of sea-birds whirling like a white dust in the sun, and beneath them a green and silver sea, rippling in endless lines.†   (source)
  • Deltas and Gammas a. Less intelligent and do menial tasks 3.†   (source)
  • Anyway, Gaz, Iggy, and I instinctively implemented a tried-and-true plan of action, Plan Delta, which we've used any number of times and have down to an art.†   (source)
  • The complex rose out of the delta like a wraith in the night.†   (source)
  • She lives out from Box Hill in an area called Little Delta.†   (source)
  • The trunk lines to the library and the central storage unit were also regulated by delta sector.†   (source)
  • He has the soft accent of the Delta.†   (source)
  • Thirty-six hours, Delta.†   (source)
  • She turned the arm over and studied the translucent skin of Grace's wrist and the delta of veins that coursed beneath it.†   (source)
  • When I was a little girl, we went through hurricanes off the Gulf of Mexico and Delta floods and encephalitis epidemics and poor times when we didn't know where tomorrow's food was comin' from, but we rode it out and still sung loud in the choir every Sunday.†   (source)
  • Delta   (source)
  • The Golden Company was encamped three miles south of town, well north of where he had expected them, and Triarch Malaquo had come north with five thousand foot and a thousand horse to cut— them off from the delta road.†   (source)
  • A fourteen-year-old African American boy named Emmett Louis "Bobo" Till is visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta town of Money.†   (source)
  • First, they saw the lone shapes, which were factories, rolling across their windowpanes-then the shapes fused into the blur of streets-then a delta of rails spread out before them, like the mouth of a funnel sucking them into the Taggart station, with nothing to protect them but the small green beads of lights scattered over the ground-from the height of the cab, they saw boxcars on sidings streak past as flat ribbons of roof tops —the black hole of the train-shed flew at their…†   (source)
  • They consider their Delta Talk, as they call it, "pretty and gentler" than what they term Southern, but younger people's speech is changing.†   (source)
  • As soon as Max tried those words, the Ormenheid's great oars eased into motion and rowed them swiftly toward the river's delta.†   (source)
  • When the clouds were so high and near that the older people began to stir because, unlike their grandchildren, they would not be able to dash quickly through the dunes to the hotel, Alessandro folded the Corriere delta Sera and put it under his thigh to protect it from the large drops of rain that had begun to arrive in the vanguard of the storm.†   (source)
  • It's my word against Delta's and by now everyone's probably forgotten anyhow.†   (source)
  • Atta, like Qassam, was a son of the Nile Delta.†   (source)
  • Initiate Delta One.†   (source)
  • Down the hill ran a gravel road along which the various company areas sprawled, six in all—Headquarters, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and Echo.†   (source)
  • She'd recoiled at the thought of living in Equatorial Africa or a delta village in India, and pestered him to set up practice in New York or Los Angeles, where the big money was.†   (source)
  • He wore a tan business suit with a tan vest tucked around his nascent paunch, upon which glittered the golden key of Omicron Delta Kappa, the college leadership fraternity.†   (source)
  • They came from every nook and corner of the state, from the Delta, the piney woods, the Gulf Coast, the black prairie, the red clay hills, and Jackson—as the capital city and the only sizeable town, a region to itself.†   (source)
  • He had gotten a good break in music, cut a few records in Memphis, and become a minor rock sensation in the Delta region.†   (source)
  • Delta, uh-†   (source)
  • Oxygen, fresh, pure, green, cold oxygen turning the valley into a river delta.†   (source)
  • The Delta: the Greek letter D, the mathematical symbol for change.†   (source)
  • The Delta IX that's on the pad right now for the EagleEye 3 Saturn probe.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, everyone who was anyone in Charlie was now assigned to Delta.†   (source)
  • In Delta, she said, you could buy oranges.†   (source)
  • And the triangle is also the Greek letter delta, which is the mathematical symbol for-†   (source)
  • In April 1999, Delta Air Lines and Air France suspended their flying partnership with Korean Air.†   (source)
  • Dart had brought with him the latest signals from London and Delta Centrum.†   (source)
  • Again, the speaker crackled, then: "This is Delta Ajax niner.†   (source)
  • Inscribed in the steel, at eye level, was a large blue Greek Delta.†   (source)
  • A Greek symbol appeared: A, the Ancient Greek Delta.†   (source)
  • Delta Centrum was baying for your blood.†   (source)
  • (Narvi narviium) grown only on Salusa Secundus and III Delta Kaising.†   (source)
  • A FEW DAYS LATER, I WAS WESTWARD-BOUND, BACK to Delta Platoon.†   (source)
  • I was assigned to Delta, and put in as LPO of the platoon.†   (source)
  • He keyed back to the working frequency, barked: "All right, you in Delta Ajax niner!†   (source)
  • The panel speaker emitted static crackles, then a voice: "Who calls Delta Ajax niner?†   (source)
  • CALADAN: third planet of Delta Pavonis; birthworld of Paul-Muad'Dib.†   (source)
  • It is supposed to have been a no longer existent satellite of Delta Pavonis.†   (source)
  • It came from Medusa … Cain is for Charlie and Delta is for Cain.†   (source)
  • In his mind he could see the Delta jet cutting through the unraveling fog and into the blue.†   (source)
  • The blue Delta symbol glowed on the top when she booted it up.†   (source)
  • "At the current rate of delta it's going to come to rest somewhere near Earth!"†   (source)
  • He came to the United States, enlisted, and eventually worked his way into the ranks of Delta.†   (source)
  • Once in the ground, in the military cemetery at Fort Delta.†   (source)
  • Then he said there never was anyone like "Delta".†   (source)
  • They passed the Phra Khanong district midafternoon and headed out into the delta.†   (source)
  • He was no longer the skinny kid from the Delta; he had the body of a cage fighter.†   (source)
  • 'Delta' was infamous and too many knew he was Webb.†   (source)
  • SEALs said they could do things Delta couldn't.†   (source)
  • Thirteen years, Delta, thirteen loathsome years.†   (source)
  • Linebacker flight, this is Sentry-Delta.†   (source)
  • The other had just recently been elected from a county in the Delta that was 70 percent black.†   (source)
  • Delta hit a rough patch that year and had taken several casualties in a short time.†   (source)
  • About seven gravities of delta-V. We need to hold this for about twenty minutes, though.†   (source)
  • It was Delta, and France's Conseiller had cooperated with him.†   (source)
  • There wasn't even a David, only a guerrilla they called Delta One.†   (source)
  • The bus, the kids, the hijackers, and my father using a cover name all these years at Delta.†   (source)
  • An hour west of Oxford, the hills flattened into the Delta.†   (source)
  • Listen to Delta — listen to Jason Bourne!†   (source)
  • After the memorial, when Scotty, Tim, and I were hanging out, a Delta guy asked who I was.†   (source)
  • Linebacker flight, this is Sentry-Delta.†   (source)
  • There was no telling how much delta-V they were going to get from the gases in the interior.†   (source)
  • —Colonel Charlie A. Beckwith, U.S. ARMY DELTA FORCE FOUNDER†   (source)
  • Castle is a three-hour drive from Delta.†   (source)
  • Alpha, Bravo, Cain, Delta … Cain is for Carlos and Delta is for Cain.'†   (source)
  • Linebacker flight, this is Sentry-Delta.†   (source)
  • The mission, one of the first operations conducted by Delta Force, was aborted.†   (source)
  • Cain is for Charlie and Delta is for Cain.†   (source)
  • She lives out from Box Hill in a community called Little Delta; not too many white folks around.†   (source)
  • Wow/' roared Delta, rising to his full height.†   (source)
  • As much fun as I had had in Iraq with Delta, it was still good to be back with the boys.†   (source)
  • How was he to know it would take off like a Delta rocket?†   (source)
  • Delta was no part of Treadstone; he had disappeared with Medusa.†   (source)
  • "Linebacker Lead to Sentry-Delta," he said in the clear.†   (source)
  • He never called from his office in Delta.†   (source)
  • No matter what he wanted to put out of his mind, he was "Delta".†   (source)
  • I haven't heard that kind of language since the Mekong Delta."†   (source)
  • Delta had intelligence that Aidid was in the old Russian compound.†   (source)
  • Before the attacks on September 11, Delta and DEVGRU were rivals.†   (source)
  • They were the movements of Jason Bourne and, before him, Medusa's Delta, not David Webb.†   (source)
  • We lived with Delta Force, the Combat Control Team (CCT), and pararescuemen (PJs).†   (source)
  • "An oversight," replied Conklin, pulling his mind back to the brutal enigma that was Delta-Cain.†   (source)
  • When we pop it, it's going to apply delta-V" "And if it's spinning…."†   (source)
  • Inner Delta had already outlined procedures for such an operation.†   (source)
  • "There's a Delta there, too, but she just surfaced and killed her engines."†   (source)
  • He had survived the brutal training and became Delta.†   (source)
  • Conklin would give Delta the benefit of two minutes to say whatever came to his facile mind.†   (source)
  • Fort Delta wasn't closed because of Inner Delta.†   (source)
  • Delta had difficulties working with the CIA.†   (source)
  • A former Ranger before joining Delta Force, Jon had a thick barrel chest and thick arms.†   (source)
  • Medusa's Delta and his mighty challenge to the Jackal.†   (source)
  • "Not actually adjusting the delta that much," Nathan said over the hypercom.†   (source)
  • Delta picked up his knapsack and removed a gun he had taken in Beijing, showing it to the commando.†   (source)
  • Their Deltas and Typhoons are in the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk, as usual.†   (source)
  • Delta was back, Cain had returned; Jason Bourne was in full command, David Webb forgotten.†   (source)
  • The first of the Alfas was his, the first of the Deltas and Typhoons.†   (source)
  • And, in a sense, gave you and your mother's lives to it by bringing you to Delta.†   (source)
  • Delta will rope in and assault the building.†   (source)
  • He told me a strategy was in progress to reach Delta.†   (source)
  • So he screened and got picked up for Delta and had worked his way up the ranks.†   (source)
  • He became a guerrilla fighter known as Delta.'†   (source)
  • If their cruiser has six gravities of delta-V, that would make their maximum gray output ….†   (source)
  • Medusa's Delta One would find out if he had to carve that skull apart.†   (source)
  • Both Delta and SEAL Team Six had begun augmenting their forces with CCTs and PJs.†   (source)
  • We have good tracks on two Yankees, three Deltas, and a Typhoon.†   (source)
  • And why had Delta deliberately used the name Washburn?†   (source)
  • Because Fort Delta and children were involved, he was concerned about me.†   (source)
  • From the other helicopter, one of the Delta guys saw me looking and flipped me the bird.†   (source)
  • Delta was ready; it was bound to happen.†   (source)
  • Only so much … But Delta did not fade!†   (source)
  • Later, he worked in the U.S. Army Intelligence Support Activity and in Delta.†   (source)
  • Delta's base was in the Green Zone, which sat next to the Tigris River in the center of the city.†   (source)
  • He was Delta-of Saigon's Medusa … he could do it!†   (source)
  • You became Delta, that's what they wanted!†   (source)
  • I knew, however, that his work was very special and separate from the regular Fort Delta routine.†   (source)
  • Home sweet home—that has always been Delta to me.†   (source)
  • DEVGRU works closely with other National Missions Force teams like the Army's Delta Force.†   (source)
  • "Try thirty minutes, Mr. Delta," replied Rachel.†   (source)
  • Delta's conduct in the field was continuously and overtly hostile to command.†   (source)
  • Still handle this kind of Asia the way he did years ago as Delta?†   (source)
  • Half a dozen Delta snipers met us at the front door, high-fiving me.†   (source)
  • Cain is for Charlie and Delta is for Cain.†   (source)
  • There was something else, wasn't there?" asked Delta coldly.†   (source)
  • Cain is for Delta and Carlos is for Cain.'†   (source)
  • He had first explained Inner Delta to me on the afternoon of the hijacking.†   (source)
  • Hovering overhead in the Little Birds, Delta snipers saw me make the shot.†   (source)
  • At the time, our unit was focused on Afghanistan, and the Army's Delta Force was in Iraq.†   (source)
  • He was on the edge of madness; only the barrel of Delta's gun stopped him from an insane assault.†   (source)
  • "We're moving to the Delta Compound gate at this time."†   (source)
  • The reference to Medusa was the proof, for it was a name no one would know but Delta.†   (source)
  • Delta One from the illegals was Bourne, and Bourne was dead and Langley proved it to us!†   (source)
  • In some ways SEALs were quite similar to Delta.†   (source)
  • Inner Delta is very good at that sort of thing, of course.†   (source)
  • I'd been waiting for this moment since I was a kid reading about ambushes in the Mekong Delta.†   (source)
  • Little Birds flew overhead with Delta snipers to protect the assault force.†   (source)
  • … They asked me who you were and I said, 'He's Delta.†   (source)
  • Delta rose to a crouch, the machine pistol in his hand, yanking the assassin up beside him.†   (source)
  • Ours was more because we lived in the dose confines of Delta.†   (source)
  • Cain is for Charlie, and Delta is for Cain.†   (source)
  • Delta was given a clear signal to come in.†   (source)
  • It was a copy of a pencil drawing of a Delta operator and a Little Bird.†   (source)
  • Cain is for Delta and Carlos is for Cain.†   (source)
  • Delta was not closed down and its activities were not curtailed in the slightest.†   (source)
  • The Delta operator and I moved forward again.†   (source)
  • Neither spoke until Delta One of Saigon's Medusa broke the pause.†   (source)
  • It was framed with green matting and a Delta Force unit coin.†   (source)
  • There was a report a few years ago that Fort Delta would be closed down as an economy move.†   (source)
  • Then they can give this Bourne, this Delta, whatever name they care to.†   (source)
  • 'And his clothes,' went on Medusa's Delta.†   (source)
  • The point is, I don't know nothin', Mr. Delta.†   (source)
  • Condor wanted a SEAL to go along with him and some Delta operators.†   (source)
  • He also told me to relay the code words Delta, Cain and Medusa.†   (source)
  • Between 60 and 70 words a minute, one of the bonuses of that exclusive concentrated school at Delta.†   (source)
  • "Delta" was the best there ever was … David Webb was "Delta", Marie.†   (source)
  • Other Delta guys formed a perimeter around the building.†   (source)
  • Delta would have; Jason Bourne would have.†   (source)
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  • their caste was Delta   (source)
    delta = named for the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • I'm working on a wonderful Delta-Minus ovary at this moment.   (source)
    delta = where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
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