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Definition of Sediment

Sediment

  1. The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.
  2. The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Sediment Quotations

We can see cities during the day and at night, and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean, and see hurricanes form.
Sally Ride

I just got hooked on the radio, the voice of it all. It was my connection to metropolitan America, if you will. Sports, in particularly baseball then 'cause of its rich sediment of numbers, was one of the first things a young person could peg up with adults on - that is, you could know as much about Jimmy Fox as your father did.
George Will

I have two moods. One is Roy, rollicking Roy, the wild ride of a mood. And Pam, sediment Pam, who stands on the shore and sobs... Sometimes the tide is in, sometimes it's out.
Carrie Fisher

For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
Richard Leakey

The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
John Boyle O'Reilly
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Sediment Translations

sediment in German is Ablagerung {f}
sediment in Swedish is bottensats

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