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Clearwater,

residential and resort city (1990 pop. 98,784), seat of Pinellas co., W central Fla., on the Pinellas peninsula, between Clearwater Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; inc. 1891. A tourist center since 1896, it is now also a retirement haven, with a population more than six times that of 1960. A causeway connects the city proper with 4 mi (6.4 km) of white sand barrier beaches on the Gulf. Clearwater was settled after the establishment of Fort Harrison in 1841. It is linked with Tampa by a causeway across Old Tampa Bay to the east. It is the seat of Clearwater Christian College, and since the 1970s has been a major center for the Church of Scientology.

Clearwater,

river, c.190 mi (305 km) long, rising in several branches in the Bitterroot Range, N Idaho, and flowing west to join the Snake River at Lewiston, Idaho. The gold-mining era in Idaho began in 1860, when gold was discovered and mining camps were set up on the river's southern fork.

Clearwater

 

a mountain range in Idaho. Length, approximately 120 km; average elevation, 2,000 m; maximum elevation, 2,443 m. The mountains are largely granite, with sharp peaks, crests, steep slopes, and glaciers. Up to 1,800 m the range is covered with coniferous forests of spruce and pine; higher are alpine meadows. The Clearwater Mountains are a tourist attraction.

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I blessed my specialist, I blessed Squire Rattray, I blessed the very villains who had brought us within each other's ken; and nowhere was my thanksgiving more fervent than in the deep cleft threaded by the beck; for here the shrewd yet gentle wind passed completely overhead, and the silence was purged of oppression by the ceaseless symphony of clear water running over clean stones.
Yes, but I am afraid there will rise up, by the side of us, a sect like that of Epictetus, you know him well; the philosopher of Hieropolis, he who called bread luxury, vegetables prodigality, and clear water drunkenness; he who, being beaten by his master, said to him, grumbling a little it is true, but without being angry, `I will lay a wager you have broken my leg
In the clear water, from the height we were above it, we saw everything.
There was a pool of clear water in the field, in which the child laved her hands and face, and cooled her feet before setting forth to walk again.
I never swallowed so much clear water at a time in my life as I did then, for I was looking up the after-hatch at the instant.
We had a hot afternoon tramp up the valley, along the grassy bank of a rushing stream of clear water, past farmhouses, water-mills, and no end of wayside crucifixes and saints and Virgins.
Far and near, I heard the groaning of the floating ice; floating, floating to the clear water and the balmy air.
Slowly the pangs became less keen, as suffering deadened the activity of certain nerves; and then the light flashed on once again, and before me stood an array of new and tempting dishes, with great bottles of clear water and flagons of refreshing wine, upon the outside of which the cold sweat of condensation stood.
The lower floor was an enormous tank of clear water in which numerous hideous Mahars swam lazily up and down.
Flat on the ground, he drank deeply of the clear water, and, looking about him, felt with a shock the beauty of the world.
Truly, it is a wondrous thing," quoth the Beggar, "I would have made my vow, to see the masterly manner in which thou didst tuck away yon pot of ale, that thou hadst not tasted clear water for a brace of months.
Whereas, upon a time, the holy abbot prayed, and for answer a great stream of clear water burst forth by miracle in a desert place.