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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Even with the new OS, iPads still cannot run a universe of programs that work on Macs and PCs — just websites and iOS apps, some of which are still watered down versions of their Mac cousins. Washington Post, "New iPads make a strong back-to-school appeal. I’m still not sold.," 2 Aug. 2019 Wandering around barefoot as Kiwis do, glass of wine in one hand, cheese plate in the other, looking out onto the nearly still water with the Coromandel Peninsula in the distance, the stop at Man O' War was one of the most idyllic parts of our trip. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Currently Obsessed With: Man O' War Vineyards on New Zealand's Waiheke Island," 25 July 2019 Lush rolling hills cradle the still waters of Romania’s Saint Anne Lake, which rests in an ancient crater from the eruption of the Ciomadul volcano. National Geographic, "Magma found simmering under an 'extinct' volcano. Here's what that means.," 17 July 2019 But first it will be set in the still waters of the nearby Iliana Lake for preliminary testing. Washington Post, "Alaska village will install new river power generator," 17 July 2019 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

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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