standing water

standing water

[¦stand·iŋ ′wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
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A very desert in the wood, whose growth of green is dank and noxious like that upon the top of standing water: where poisonous fungus grows in the rare footprint on the oozy ground, and sprouts like witches' coral, from the crevices in the cabin wall and floor; it is a hideous thing to lie upon the very threshold of a city.
Thank God!" he said, splashing with his soaked boots through the standing water and running up to them.
By morning, probably, there would be a frost, if not a snowfall, on the grass and rye, and an icy surface over the standing water. I was glad to perceive a prospect of comfortable quarters in a house which we were approaching, and of pleasant company in the guests who were assembled at the door.
The DC said that special focus should be made on the cleanliness of water drainage system, covering of ponds of all standing water and conducting of fumigation spray in the vulnerable areas.
Remove standing water from your property, where mosquitoes can breed.
The spokesman said that during rain, parts of the city especially low-lying areas experienced waterlogging and special care must be taken to avoid areas of standing water. 'In case of an electrical emergency, it is also strongly recommended to keep others in the area at least three metres away and wait for the rescue staff to arrive', he added.
LAHORE -- The after effects of Thursday's rain continued to be felt in the city as three minor siblings were killed in a roof collapse, while standing water left several low-lying areas inundated.
There were delays, lane closures and an urgent warning from Chief Inspector Huw Jones of Gwent Police that the wet weather had "made travelling dangerous due to large amounts of standing water".
Karachi -- A Suzuki driver was killed after a Suzuki rammed into standing water tanker at Ghaghar Phatak pull in Karachi.
Governor Sindh appreciated the efforts of Federal Minister for Water Resources and assured him of all support and assistance to address the long standing water issue in the city.
Look for collecting water Stagnant or standing water attracts a variety of pests, from nuisance wildlife to mosquitoes.
? MOTORCYCLING: Yesterday's British Grand Prix was cancelled after heavy rain left standing water on parts of the track at Silverstone.