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drowned valley

noun
1.
a valley that, having been flooded by the sea, now exists as a bay or estuary.
Origin of drowned valley
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Mike went into drowned valley early last evening after Quintana.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • Puget Sound is a "drowned valley," with an abundance of deep water.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • "He went into drowned valley by the upper outlet," she said.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • No, the only temporary safety lay in the swamps of drowned valley.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • They plodded on, arguing, toward their rendezvous with Quintana's outpost on the edge of drowned valley.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • "We found him in drowned valley at sunrise," said Stormont quietly.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • The drowned valley of the lower Hudson River is another fine example.

    Geology William J. Miller
  • All I know is that whatever is livin' in drowned valley at this hour has gotta live and die there.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • So twilight died in the stillness of drowned valley and the pall of night lay over all things,—living and dead alike.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • Who was this man wandering all alone at night off the drowned valley trail and probing the darkness with a pole?

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers

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