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[riv-er-bed] /ˈrɪv ərˌbɛd/
the channel in which a river flows or formerly flowed.
Origin of riverbed
1825-35; river1 + bed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The forelimb would have allowed the animal to propel itself along the bottom of the riverbed or elevate its head out of the water.
  • But only a dry, dusty riverbed was to be seen, cordoned off by a fence and metal gate.
  • Normally the water was so clear he could see straight to the rocky riverbed.
  • The seamed and arid face, a slowly eroding riverbed, is as wide open as a gap-toothed grin.
  • Instead of panning in an icy riverbed, you'll likely pan in a covered area with heated water.
  • The researchers say they aren't likely to find any significant artifacts in the muddy riverbed.
  • From there, we'd follow the dry riverbed until it slipped between narrow walls.
  • Somewhere underneath, water had disappeared from the riverbed, leaving the arroyo full of dry river rock.
  • When a hen salmon finally gets home, she begins digging a nest in the riverbed, thrashing with her whole body to make a hollow.
  • After dodging and weaving for an hour through soft breezes, they set down on a parched riverbed.

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