tributary stream

tributary stream

[′trib·yə‚ter·ē ′strēm]
(hydrology)
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A tributary stream of confusion, moreover, poured in from an adjoining bedroom, where Mr F.'s Aunt appeared, from the sound of her voice, to be in a horizontal posture, awaiting her breakfast; and from which bower that inexorable lady snapped off short taunts, whenever she could get a hearing, as, 'Don't believe it's his doing!' and 'He needn't take no credit to himself for it!' and
One tributary stream, in the great flood of gas which illuminates London, tracks its parent source to Works established in this locality.
Inferior posts would be established in the interior, and on all the tributary streams of the Columbia, to trade with the Indians; these posts would draw their supplies from the main establishment, and bring to it the peltries they collected.
They actually do this along the minor tributary streams and in the backwaters.
The Kansas resemble the Osages in features, dress, and language; they raise corn and hunt the buffalo, ranging the Kansas River, and its tributary streams; at the time of the captain's visit, they were at war with the Pawnees of the Nebraska, or Platte River.
From the sea-coast, overcoming obstacles, little by little, braving all privations, pushing onward, afoot, and praying, he had advanced to the very centre of those tribes that dwell among the tributary streams of the Upper Nile.
The effects of impoundment on tributary stream systems have been less thoroughly described (Pringle, 1997), but modified stream connectivity results in truncated streams that flow into lentic habitat rather than the previously unimpounded river.
Nappies, tyres, shoes and shopping baskets had been lobbed into the River Cole and a tributary stream from the nearby Moseley Bog which also helped to inspire JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
There is also further rise of water in the lower Agno River and tributary stream affecting the low-lying areas of Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, San Carlos City, Urbiztondo, Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Labrador and Lingayen.
Material Examined: REUNION: 1 macropterous male, 1 macropterous female, 1 submacropterous female, Entre-Deux, in quiet reaches of a small tributary stream to the Sassa River, 350 m, 21[degrees]14'S, 55[degrees]29'E, 26 November 2013, in the quiet areas of a small brook, D.
Geneva University geologists have reported that the Muehleberg nuclear plant in northwestern Switzerland is discharging contaminated wastewater into a tributary stream feeding into Lake Biel, which supplies drinking water to nearby residents.
They will observe a tributary stream as an interesting contrast to the main river.