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swale

[swāl]
(geology)
A slight depression, sometimes swampy, in the midst of generally level land.
A shallow depression in an undulating ground moraine due to uneven glacial deposition.
A long, narrow, generally shallow, troughlike depression which lies between two beach ridges and is aligned roughly parallel to the coastline.

Swale

Low area of ground used for drainage and often the infiltration of stormwater.

swale

1. A tract of low, usually wet land.
2. A depression in a stretch of otherwise flat land.
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Stephens' wife, Lucille, started talking retirement in the mid-1970s, and he seriously considered it in 1984, after broken ribs, pleurisy, pneumonia, the death of Swale and the forced retirement of Devil's Bag with injuries.
Swale Borough Council is tendering this opportunity in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council and the service will cover public conveniences in both Boroughs.
OVERVIEW The City desires to obtain quotations from qualified individuals, firms, and legal entities to enter into a fixed price contract relative to supplying maintenance services for City swale liners.
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Called 'River Swale Goes to Work' the box contains enough fresh organic fruit for 10 workers and it comes complete with its own in recyclable fruit bowl.
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According to Brandon Morgan, Senior Development Manager at Vulcan Real Estate, the swale project may be the largest of its type in an urban area.
To remediate these problems, a bio-infiltration swale design is explored as an option on three grassy islands between Oak Street and Highway 30.
Police were led to the discovery after seeing Paul Swale walking along Lavender Way, Walton, with a cannabis 'spliff ' in his mouth on September 4.
By this fall, undeveloped, scraggly Ferndale Park in north Eugene will have something to show off: a long and wide plant-filled swale to gather rainwater and protect groundwater.
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