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alluvion

[ə′lüv·ē·ən]
(geology)
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The three companies have combined under the Alluvion Staffing brand.
Indeed, the very treatises to which he refers stress time and again that the rules with respect to alluvion and avulsion are governed by the natural law and not by any form of local custom.
During the lapse of a few months, considerable damage had been caused by the alluvion of mould driven in by the rains.
There is a powerful sentence about digging near the end of Walden's second chapter: Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe,...
"It goes way farther north of the El Paso County line because it's interspersed with alluvion, grassland where you have bedrock sticking up between the trees.
Afternoon came, and the fishing trip with old Geordie Mainland on his boat MV Alluvion. Geordie doesn't look a day over 60.
The bodice was sleeveless and made of ivory re-embroidered lace from the Alluvion region of France.
Susan Matsushima, president of Alluvion, a local wholesale nursery, has been involved in agricultural issues in the state for years.
It is worth noting that Emerson set down his journal entry about the "fatal blunder" in the same year in which Thoreau, in the second chapter of Walden, told his readers: Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge out feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is, and no mistake; and then begin, having a point d'appui, below freshet and frost and fire, a place where you might found a wall or a state....
Univers scatologique aux diverses couches d'alluvions, l'egout renvoie a cet "idiome abject qui ruisselle de fange" (1003); il donne corps a cette "veritable alluvion" que les linguistes, selon le narrateur de L'argot, doivent etudier "comme les geologues etudient la terre" (1010), et les fouilles qui y ont lieu fournissent la preuve qu'"une fouille dans l'argot, c'est la decouverte a chaque pas" (1016).
From a geologic point of view, alluvion is the main formation of the basin, some of the other formations being neogenes and clastic sediments.