still water


Definition of still water

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a part of a stream where no current is visible


geographical name
Still·​wa·​ter | \ ˈstil-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce Stillwater (audio) , -ˌwä-\

Definition of Stillwater (Entry 2 of 2)

city in north central Oklahoma population 45,688

Note: The main campus of Oklahoma State University is located in Stillwater.

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Some cats find running water interesting, and prefer its taste to still water, according to Debra Zoran, an internal medicine specialist at Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "Here’s why cats hate belly rubs so much," 11 June 2019 Part of the recovery process requires him to be connected to an oxygen machine, as there is still water in Felix's lungs. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Cat 'in critical condition' after getting washed for over 40 minutes in washing machine," 29 Jan. 2019 So the American Whitewater Association created a seven-level standardized rating system covers everything from still water streams to continuous raging rapids for the more advanced river scout. Peter Reese, Popular Mechanics, "Five Things to Know Before Running a Wild River," 11 Aug. 2017 An osprey hovered and dived into the still water and emerged with a black crappie clutched in its talons. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018 To prepare a beverage, combine 2 ounces syrup and 8 ounces sparkling or still water in a glass. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Pineapple Squash drink," 3 July 2018 Clear, still waters with nary a ripple breaking the surface hugged by ancient sandstone cliffs flecked with lush, green flora instantly transport you to a place of serenity. Carla Minsky, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Travel is Good for the Soul," 10 June 2018 Beavers Beavers build dams to create still water for their underwater homes, called lodges, where the rodents cache food for the winter. Brian Gordon Green, National Geographic, "Why a Squirrel Stashed 50 Pounds of Pine Cones in a Car," 9 June 2018 By mid-afternoon Monday, there was still water in the western end parking lot, closing several sections, but that did not stop a half dozen cars and trucks from stopping in the lot or driving through it. James Ewinger,, "Headlands Beach State Park flooding closes section of parking lot (photos)," 10 Apr. 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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