Near the lake the valley was formerly swampy, and at high-water the lake overflowed into it.
Such tides as set towards the Himalaya broke against their farther buttresses, leaving an interesting ethnographical flotsam in the northern valleys; but they never overflowed the Himalayan barrier.
Their advance to the south was checked by the indomitable opposition of the Araucanians, but from the southern Andes the Spaniards overflowed on to the great plains which now form the interior of the Argentine Republic. The first permanent settlement at the mouth of the river Plate at Buenos Aires dates from 1580.
In the valleys of rivers which have overflowed their banks and on level bench lands there is considerable silt and vegetable loam mixed with glacial clay; but on the hills and ridges of western Washington the soil is almost wholly a glacial deposit consisting principally of clay but usually containing some sand and gravel.
Most of the small closed basins, however, contain "playas," or alkali mud flats, that are overflowed when the tributary streams are supplied with storm water.
The cypress forests of the alluvial and overflowed lands in the S.
But between the Lake of Zurich and the Walensee the huge desolate alluvial plain grew ever in size, while great damage was done by the river, which overflowed its bed and the dykes built to protect the region near it.
Its present deserted and malarious state is probably owing to the silting up of the mouth of the Silarus, which has overflowed its bed, and converted the plain into unproductive marshy ground.
Long; then a kind of island (140 ft.), which is overflowed only in spring and summer by the Tigris; next a stretch of the river which, at such times as it is not fordable, is spanned by a bridge of boats, the bridge proper covering only one-sixth of the full width of the stream.
As a result, the population has overflowed into several populous suburbs industrially a part of a "greater" Milwaukee.
In 1699 Batavia was visited by a terrible earthquake, and the streams were choked by the mud from the volcano of Gunong Salak; they overflowed the surrounding country and made it a swamp, by which the climate was so affected that the city became notorious for its unhealthiness, and was in great danger of being altogether abandoned.
Kings river, rising in the high southern Sieria near I~It Whitney, has built its fan rather actively, and obstructed the discharge from the part of the valley next farther south, which has thus come to be overflowed by the shallow waters of Tulare Lake, of flat, reedy, uncertain borders.
Up, this stream runs swiftly through a rough country, but for a long distance is a succession of lakes and shallow, overflowed areas.
But the flood of anecdote and criticism overflowed the narrow channel.
Behind these batteries were Reelfoot Lake and overflowed lands.
Nor was this by any means the first occasion on which the Arabian cauldron had overflowed; once and again in former times emigrant swarms of Bedouins had settled on the borders of the wilderness.
And a mean depth of Boo ft., overflowed the basin at the N., and by a tributary stream through Red Rock Pass at the N.
It is simply the drainage ditch of districts which are extensively overflowed in the rainy season.
The state normal schools are supported largely from the interest ($89,137 in 1908) of a fund ($1,957,230 in 1908) created in 1865 from the sale of swamp and overflowed lands, and from an annual state tax ($230,000 in 008).
Long, on the west coast, where the basalt has overflowed the Cretaceous strata.
The Frankish armies then overflowed into the neighboring countries and began to pillage them.
Then his eyes overflowed with tears, and he fell on his knees before the king.
The weather during the whole of October had been unusually wet, the swollen Danube overflowed the low ground and the roads had become quagmires.
Wiping them away, she padded into the hall, down the stairs, and to her studio, which overflowed with paintings she'd done in the eight days since returning.
He remembered everything, and ecstatic pity and love for that man overflowed his happy heart.
Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.
It was as if joy--a supreme joy apart from the joys and sorrows of this world--overflowed the great grief within her.
They reached a river that had overflowed its banks and which they had to cross by ferry.
A sense of pity he had never before known overflowed Pierre's heart.