body of water


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body of water

An area of the earth that is covered by water. The oceans are the largest bodies of water on the planet.
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If diving from a high point, make sure the bottom of the body of water is double the distance from which you're diving.
Exterior work of a body of water open to baignde to Roquebilliere.
Indeed, it would be hard to find a photo or a drawing of any of Worcester's many factories without a body of water nearby, and this area of the city was no exception.
The United States, however, recognizes "Persian Gulf" as the official name for use by the US government for the body of water.
BAY: a body of water partly enclosed by land, with access to the ocean.
DEEP BLUE HOME: AN INTIMATE ECOLOGY OF OUR WILD OCEAN offers a fine survey of the World Ocean as a single body of water connected by three currents circling the globe.
The aircraft is reflected in a body of water created by a recent flood at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the development and operation of the Atlantic Basin, a 17-acre, centrally-located, protected body of water in New York Harbor formed by Piers 10, 11 and 12 on the Red Hook waterfront.
While deterioration on this scale is appalling anywhere, it's especially so when the body of water in question has such deep resonance in human culture.
The images indicate that more than half of that dust originates from the Bodele depression, a now-dry basin on the southern edge of the Sahara that in wetter times held a body of water the size of Lake Erie.
We understand that your wife has had complaints as well, especially over the unwelcome forest of chest hair, but let us assure you: God could not have designed a body of water more richly suited for drinking than that of the Potomac.
The region's islands--filled with snow-capped mountain--jut up dramatically from the Bering Sea, the body of water between mainland Alaska and Siberia, Russia (see map, above).
The large body of water, dramatic sky, and theatrical sunlight in Roger Brown's Arrangement in Blue and Gray, The Artist and His Friend Fishing conspire to put the tiny human figures in their place.
Senior engineer Dennis Mak said a body of water sits on a 50-year flood plain and floodway near the northeast end of the city.
Generally, a drowning victim will reach the bottom of a body of water in spite of the depth, unless it meets some obstruction on the way down.