She walked down the alley, nose wrinkling at the scents of trash and stagnant water.
It was a time when, under able leaders, a great national party was beginning the struggle for reform against the stagnant Austrian government.
In freshwater lakes and ponds, especially if the water is stagnant, aquatic plants are abundant.
The miasmatic exhalations caused by the sun playing on stagnant waters after the floods give rise to the "Sennar fever," which drives even the natives from the plains to the southern uplands.
It is a stagnant, poorly built town of one-storeyed houses and mudwalled cabins, with few public edifices and business houses of a better type.
The climate is by nature unhealthy, the supply of running water being small, and that of stagnant water, from which arises a fatal malaria, being considerable.
Similarly, in Northern India Apus himalayanus was " collected from a stagnant pool in a jungle four days after a shower of rain had fallen," following a drought of four months (Packard).
The efficiency of drainage, digging, hoeing and like operations is accounted for by the manner in which they promote aeration of the soil, raise its temperature and remove its stagnant water.
The Oder and some of the tributaries of the Elbe abound in crayfish, and in the stagnant lakes of East Prussia leeches are bred.
Even the Pedias (ancient Pediaeus) does not reach the sea in summer, and its stagnant waters form unhealthy marshes.
As the freshets begin to lessen and retire into the deeper channels, the currents form natural embankments on their edges, preventing the return of a small portion of water which is thus left stagnant on the sands, and exposed to the action of the sun's rays.
A stagnant pool was useless.
They form a region of salt lakes and stagnant marshes, relieved by wide flat spaces of open plateau country.
Agricultural or field drainage consists in the freeing of the soil from stagnant and superfluous water by means of surface or underground channels.
Walter Blith (see Agriculture) about the middle of the 17th century wrote of the improvement which might be effected in barren land by freeing it from the excess of stagnant water on or near the surface by means of channels filled with faggots or stones, but his principles, never generally adopted, were ultimately forgotten.
Broad, behind which are developed the socalled murd-db, or "dead waters," stagnant pools and swamps characteristic of this coast, and a main cause of its unhealthiness.
The life of the church seems, indeed, to have been in a more stagnant and torpid condition in this age than at any other period of English history.
The temperature of the Boiling Spring the same day was 45º, or the warmest of any water tried, though it is the coldest that I know of in summer, when, beside, shallow and stagnant surface water is not mingled with it.
Consider the China pride and stagnant self-complacency of mankind.