How to use Silted-up in a sentence

silted-up
  • But with the decline of Venice the trade of the port fell off; the mouth of the Lido entrance became gradually silted up owing to the joint action of the tide and the current, and for many years complete stagnation characterized the port.

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  • In the course of centuries this mole has been silted up and is now an isthmus half a mile wide.

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  • The half-mile of foreshore separating the port from the lagoon was in1904-1907pierced by a canal, but the canal silted up as soon as cut, and in 1908 the French decided to make Grand Bassam the chief port of the colony.

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  • As a port Boston was of ancient importance, but in the 18th century the river had silted up so far as to exclude vessels exceeding about 50 tons.

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  • Campeche has a small artificial harbour, which is so silted up that vessels drawing 9 ft.

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  • It is only important on account of the fine Roman remains that it contains, for it is now a mile from the sea, its harbour having been silted up by the deposits of the Argens river.

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  • The harbour is half silted up with sand and the ruins of fortifications, and is accessible only to vessels of light draught.

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  • They were probably marshes that have partially silted up by the yearly overflow of the streams. These pats bear the finest crops.

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  • The Miocene lacustrine deposits are contained in a number of silted-up lakebasins, which were successively formed and obliterated during the uprise of the Alps and the continuous folding and bending of the earth's crust which was so striking a feature of the period.

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  • This difficulty will disappear as the strata become better known; but at present each of the silted-up lakes has to be studied separately, for we cannot expect so close a correspondence in their faunas and floras as is found in the more crowded and smaller basins in central Europe.

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  • None of these remained open very long and the harbor rapidly silted up.

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  • The XXXII.-3 Euphrates and Tigris have within historical times silted up their mouths to an extent that has materially altered the coast-line of the Gulf and these rivers seem destined in the future to unite El Hasa to Fao, just as in the past they produced the fertile plains of Mesopotamia.

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  • The pools today are badly silted up from the waste water from the motorway above.

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