Usage examples for delta

  1. It was high time for him to return; for the spirit of insurrection had spread throughout the whole Delta. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  2. The sand so transported contributes to the gradual elevation of the Delta, and of the banks and bed of the river itself. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  3. Above New Orleans the low delta of the Mississippi extends, indeed, on the west bank as far as the Red River, if it may not be said to reach to Vicksburg and beyond; but on the east bank it ceases one hundred and fifty miles from the city. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  4. Should a northern branch eventually be discovered, which the delta and numerous ana- branches make a probable hypothesis, the stream explored by the brothers might with propriety retain the name they gave it. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  5. It is by gradual depression that delta deposits attain enormous thickness, and, being lowered beneath the level of the sea, are safely preserved from erosion until a movement of the earth's crust in the opposite direction lifts them to form part of the land. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  6. The most rapid of known revolving pairs is Delta Equulei. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  7. I think too that those Egyptians who dwell below the lake of Moiris and especially in that region which is called the Delta, if that land continues to grow in height according to this proportion and to increase similarly in extent, 21 will suffer for all remaining time, from the Nile not overflowing their land, that same thing which they themselves said that the Hellenes would at some time suffer: for hearing that the whole land of the Hellenes has rain and is not watered by rivers as theirs is, they said that the Hellenes would at some time be disappointed of a great hope and would suffer the ills of famine. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  8. 3. During the passage down the river I am bound to hire among the inhabitants of the regions a competent guide, who shall accompany us in my own boats to the island by the deepest channel in the Lena delta. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  9. The first thing to be done was to cross the Serpent's Mouth, and to ascend one of the streams of the great delta. – Raleigh by Edmund Gosse
  10. Beyond this point the explorers entered the northwest corner of the San Joaquin Valley, or the western tip of the delta. – The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California by S. F. Cook
  11. Nothing can be more dreary and uninteresting than the scenery of this part of the delta. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  12. The sand, blown over the Delta and the cultivated land higher up the stream during the inundation, is covered or mixed with the fertile earth brought down by the river, and no serious injury is sustained from it. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  13. An hour later they were heading for the delta. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  14. We recognised by your arms that it is Allah that has sent you- the Delta and all the neighbouring countries are full of thy miracles. – Wonderful Balloon Ascents or, the Conquest of the Skies by Fulgence Marion
  15. W Big Delta, 5. Yukon Territory: 6 mi. – Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway by Rollin H. Baker
  16. The great historical fact underlying the Legend is the Conquest of Egypt by some very early king who invaded Egypt from the south, and who succeeded in conquering every part of it, even the northern part of the Delta. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  17. Near home she took a short cut across a meadow, through which flowed two thin bright streams, forming a delta full of lingering 'milkmaids, ' mauve marsh orchis, and yellow flags. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  18. Let us retrace the steps of time and take a look at the old Delta on a bright June evening, when the shadows of the elms are lengthening across the grass. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  19. It did not take the Black Bear very long to pass the green islands near the delta. – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson