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Dry wash   /draɪ wɑʃ/   Listen
Dry wash

The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).  Synonym: wash.

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"Dry wash" Quotes from Famous Books

... mesas and escarpments; and here, when they had dug and picked, they rested and gazed out at the wide prospect. Then, as the sun lost its heat and sank lowering to dent its red disk behind far-distant spurs, they halted in a shady canyon or likely spot in a dry wash and tried for water. When they found it they unpacked, gave drink to the tired burros, and turned them loose. Dead mesquite served for the campfire. While the strange twilight deepened into weird night they sat propped against ...
— Desert Gold • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Dry wash" :   creek bed, streambed, wash, west, western United States

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