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rainwash

[′rān‚wäsh]
(geology)
The washing away of loose surface material by rainwater after it has reached the ground but before it has been concentrated into definite streams.
Material transported and accumulated, or washed away, by rainwater.
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This depth is coincident with the trees' rooting depth, and mixing has led to homogenisation of the topsoil here, because surface sorting by rainwash is inhibited by persistent vegetation cover, and tree turnover is capable of exhuming a large range of particle sizes.
It is inferred from the evidence of stable binding mechanisms that the root mat protected the mineral soil from the action of rainsplash and rainwash, and trapped sediment washed into the leaf litter from upslope.
Although this lag material would remain susceptible to erosion by rainwash, it is inferred that the presence of the coherent, persistent root mat establishes a physical limit to the depth of soil over which erosive processes operate.
A cleanness of composition is evident in all her pictures - whether the symmetrical lines of a Venetian chapel, or the curving coastline of a rainwashed clifftop.
Fierce storms had hit Churchill Downs late Friday afternoon after the Kentucky Oaks had been run on a rainwashed surface.
Favourite Rainwashed Gold, sent off at 5-4, ran deplorably and trailed home tailed-off last of the six runners.
The Lingfield race was run at a suicidal early pace with Foodbroker Founder, Shanty Star and hot favourite Rainwashed Gold all trying desperately to lead and they had all cried enough by the time the field reached the straight.
Now he has to do battle against another of Prince Khalid Abdulla's colts - Rainwashed Gold - in the Bet Attheraces Derby Trial (3.15).
Rainwashed Gold has bypassed the Dee Stakes for this and it will be interesting to see how he fares today after strolling home in an egg and spoon maiden at Kempton last time.
There's a warm melancholy to their mellifluous melodies, that 2am languor of rainwashed streets that permeates the opening Sin, a mood of reflective sadness that veins many of their songs about hearts bruised by love and loss.
He could only manage third behind Rimrod and Rainwashed Gold but both of these colts are highly regarded.
The son of Swain made a pleasing introduction when three lengths runnerup to the odds-on Rainwashed Gold over a mile at Newmarket three weeks ago.