Definition of Rain-wash

1. Noun. The washing away of soil or other loose material by rain.

Generic synonyms: Wash, Washout



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rain-wash

railwayana
railwayless
railwaylike
railwayman
railwaymen
railways
railworks
railyard
railyards
raim
raiment
raimentless
raiments
rain
rain-soaked
rain-wash (current term)
rain barrel
rain buckets
rain cats and dogs
rain check
rain checks
rain cheque
rain cheques
rain cloud
rain clouds
rain collar
rain crow
rain crows
rain dance
rain date

Literary usage of Rain-wash

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1. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"... and Glacial Rocks (Soil and Subsoil, Rock-rubble, rain-wash, etc., Blown Sand and Dust, Conglomerate, Grit and Sandstone, Greywacke, Clay, Till, etc.). ..."

2. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1905)
"... and Glacial Rocks (Soil and Subsoil, Rock-rubble, rain-wash, etc., Blown Sand and Dust, Conglomerate, Grit and Sandstone, Greywacke, Clay, Till, etc.). ..."

3. Structural and Field Geology for Students of Pure and Applied Science by James Geikie (1910)
"... including Subaerial and /Eolian, Sedimentary, and Glacial Rocks (Soil and Subsoil, Rock-rubble, rain-wash, etc., Blown Sand and Dust, Laterite, ..."

4. Geology by Alexander Henry Green (1882)
"Soil and rain-wash.—Under the present head come the deposits of rain-wash described in the last chapter, and the surface soil formed partly by the breaking ..."

5. Peat: Essays on Its Origin, Uses and Distribution in Michigan by Charles Albert Davis (1907)
"Flooding Ity Rain Wash: Flooding by rain wash from higher ground, is a form of contamination to which many otherwise good deposits of peat have been ..."

6. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"Rain Wash. —• It is a well-known fact that the wash of the rain continually carries away the soil, moving it from higher to lower places. ..."

7. A Text-book of Geology for Use in Universities: Colleges, Schools of Science by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1920)
"Rain wash is really the beginning of stream erosion and should be considered a part of that process, which is treated in detail later. ..."

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