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still water

a part of a stream that is level or where the level of inclination is so slight that no current is visible.
Origin of still water
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Chilled sparkling or still water with a fresh citrus garnish.
  • still water is by nature reflective, peaceful, and a boon to the wild creatures that live nearby.
  • She started back, a shudder ran through her frame as a ripple on the face of the still water when a sudden breeze sweeps over it.
  • Also, the still water serves as a mirror for the tree, and its reflection is what makes the photograph sing.
  • In a cut-stone courtyard, a dark rectangle of still water reflects the intricate architecture.
  • And if there's still water around, he added, there is the potential for another explosion.
  • When the panel was removed, this side came out dry, and still water repellent.
  • The gondolier's pole would have been useful for pushing them under the still water.
  • Insect life in streams is more abundant, but made up of fewer different species than live in still water.
  • It occupies habitats with still water and an abundance of aquatic or emergent vegetation.

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