durch einen Fluß tief eingeschnittene, enge Talschlucht; bes. in den Alpen.
Unpleasantly cool and humid; SYN. dank.
ETYM Cf. Old Eng. flum river, OF, flum, from Latin flumen, from fluere to flow. Related to Fluent.
An open artificial chute filled with water for power or for carrying logs.
ETYM French gorge, Late Lat. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. from Latin gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, gra to devour. Related to Gorget.
Narrow steep-sided valley (or canyon) that may or may not have a river at the bottom. A gorge may be formed as a waterfall retreats upstream, eroding away the rock at the base of a river valley; or it may be caused by rejuvenation, when a river begins to cut downward into its channel once again (for example, in response to a fall in sea level). Gorges are common in limestone country, where they may be formed by the collapse of the roofs of underground caverns.
A deep ravine (usually with a river running through it).
ETYM French, a place excavated by a torrent, a ravine, from ravir to snatch or tear away, Latin rapere; cf. Latin rapina rapine. Related to Ravish, Rapine, Raven prey.
A deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water).