subterranean stream

subterranean stream

[¦səb·tə′rā·nē·ən ′strēm]
(hydrology)
A subsurface stream that flows through a cave or a group of communicating caves.
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Isaac: Under this sand dune (Drier than the sun-bleached jawbone of a jackal That slowly died of thirst), Lies the promise Of a subterranean stream That waits to be excavated.
Like a subterranean stream gradually emerging, it makes obvious that her poetic and aphoristic vision, which has often been considered inaccessible in its linguistic rigor and its demand for unity, is also the result of her richly diverse reading.
At best you may sense a refreshing ridgetop breeze or the skitter of a side-blotched lizard or the trickle of a subterranean stream breaking the surface.
If groundwater is found to be a subterranean stream, it is then treated as surface water and subject to state authority.
A subterranean stream of pessimism underlies all of Feyder's writing - fiction, poetry, drama - drenching the reader's psyche in melancholia.
The Lee County cave isopod (Lirceus usdagalun) is a stygobitic (cave-adapted aquatic) crustacean found on the surface of rocks under swift flowing, shallow water in subterranean streams.
The translucent, 5-inch-long TEXAS BLIND SALAMANDER (Tyhlomolge rathbuni) is gently suspended in the clear, subterranean streams of the Edwards Aquifer here in south-central Texas.
It's the halocline, an underwater zone where flesh water from subterranean streams meets--but doesn't mix with--salt water from the ocean.
Seismic wave studies thus gave the geophysicists a way to see through solid rock to the subterranean streams in the mantle underlying South America.
About 40 troglobitic (cave-dwelling) species live in subterranean streams, and have lost their eyes and pigments.