Alluvion



Law. a gradual increase of land on a shore or a river bank by the action of water, whether from natural or artificial causes.
overflow; flood.
Now Rare. .
Historical Examples

alluvion is the name for an accession of land washed up on the sea-shore or on a river-bank by the waters.
International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) Lassa Francis Oppenheim

The deposites of alluvion along the banks betray a similar origin of gradual accumulation by the annual floods.
Early Western Travels, 1748-1846 (Volume XXVI) Various

Springs are common in the alluvion, and more frequently than in the case of drift, they can be found by boring.
Water Supply: the Present Practice of Sinking and Boring Wells Ernest Spon

As the alluvion is carried on, the slope of the stream will become steeper and steeper the higher one goes.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, Various

The new channels are made of a cross-section to enable the water to carry on its alluvion and silt.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, Various

On the western bank was spread out a broad sheet of alluvion five miles in breadth, completely inundated by the swollen stream.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, v. 27 Various

Napoleon, with naïve comprehensiveness, called Holland the alluvion of French rivers.
Dutch Life in Town and Country P. M. Hough

Thou hast broken from the hills that enchained thee, and now rollest far and free, cleaving a wide way through thine own alluvion.
The Quadroon Mayne Reid

The cypress begins near the mouth of the Ohio and spreads through the alluvion portions of the Lower Valley.
A New Guide for Emigrants to the West J. M. Peck

The alluvion which this great river has formed is extremely small.
The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2 George Finlayson

noun

the wash of the sea or of a river
an overflow or flood
matter deposited as sediment; alluvium

(law) the gradual formation of new land, as by the recession of the sea or deposit of sediment on a riverbed

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