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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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  • Near by was the smoke-blackened ruin of the farmhouse, fired by the Russians when they retreated from the riverbed.

  • They'd let him down by a rope to find things on the bottom of the riverbed.

  • We've got to work the gangs all night and clean up the riverbed.

    The Bridge-Builders Rudyard Kipling
  • Above bridge he may, an it please him, drive his oxen up the riverbed, and welcome.

    The Mayor of Troy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • By the time he was ready to fire, the Indian was galloping down the riverbed and had disappeared around a bend.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • "Juan told me last night that he had found another dead calf up the riverbed, and poisoned it," said Limber.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • A blind camel blundered towards the edge, slipped, and crashed down into the riverbed, and as he had 200 lbs.

  • I now discovered the source of the beautiful pebbles which had so pleased me in the riverbed.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace

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