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culvert
used in The Grapes of Wrath

11 uses
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Definition
a pipe or other enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath a road, railroad, or sidewalk
  • In the gray starlight she could see the embankment and the black round hole of the culvert where she always left Tom's food.
    Chapter 28 (28% in)
culvert = a pipe that carries runoff water beneath something
  • In a ditch, where a culvert went under the road, an old touring car was pulled off the highway and a little tent was pitched beside it, and smoke came out of a stove pipe through the tent.
    Chapter 13 (43% in)
  • I seen a culvert, little ways back.
    Chapter 26 (98% in)
  • They's a nice culvert.
    Chapter 26 (99% in)
  • You look for that culvert on the way back, Ma.
    Chapter 26 (99% in)
  • "I wanta be sure an' see that culvert he said about.
    Chapter 26 (99% in)
  • Through the tangle she could see the black hole of the culvert.
    Chapter 28 (29% in)
  • Ma saw a dark figure creep into the open and draw near to the culvert.
    Chapter 28 (31% in)
  • I was always scared somebody'd see you put stuff in that culvert, an' then they'd watch.
    Chapter 28 (37% in)
  • She went straight out to the culvert and climbed up on the road.
    Chapter 28 (51% in)
  • And the rain fell steadily, and the water flowed over the highways, for the culverts could not carry the water.
    Chapter 29 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "culvert" in The Grapes of Wrath.

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