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ID #4235

creek

/krik/ [US dial. South idem; cf. Brit. /kriyk/ narrow inlet vs. US, colonial /krik/ tributary river, from misnaming of rivermouths by first explorers] n. a salt-water inlet: The creek was dry -- so many fishes you just could go pick up the fishes (Acklins). (Black)

Tags: geography, noun

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Last update: 2011-01-30 23:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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