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Beach

[beech] /bitʃ/
noun
1.
Alfred Ely, 1826–96, U.S. editor, publisher, and inventor.
2.
Amy Marcey Cheney [mahr-see] /ˈmɑr si/ (Show IPA), 1867–1944, U.S. composer and pianist.
3.
Moses Yale, 1800–68, U.S. newspaper publisher.
4.
Rex Ellingwood
[el-ing-woo d] /ˈɛl ɪŋˌwʊd/ (Show IPA),
1877–1949, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
5.
Sylvia Woodbridge, 1887–1962, U.S. bookseller and publisher in France.
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British Dictionary definitions for a. m. cheney beach

beach

/biːtʃ/
noun
1.
an extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast related adjective littoral
verb
2.
to run or haul (a boat) onto a beach
Word Origin
C16: perhaps related to Old English bæce river, beck²
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Word Origin and History for a. m. cheney beach
beach
1530s, probably from O.E. bæce, bece "stream," from P.Gmc. *bakiz. Extended to loose, pebbly shores (1590s), and in dialect around Sussex and Kent beach still has the meaning "pebbles worn by the waves." Fr. grève shows the same evolution. The verb "to haul or run up on a beach" is first attested 1840. Beach bum first recorded 1962.
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a. m. cheney beach in Science
beach
  (bēch)   
The area of accumulated sand, stone, or gravel deposited along a shore by the action of waves and tides. Beaches usually slope gently toward the body of water they border and have a concave shape. They extend landward from the low water line to the point where there is a distinct change in material (as in a line of vegetation) or in land features (as in a cliff).
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