Usage examples for turbid

  1. During these ages, the water must have been clear and transparent, for such corals can not live in turbid water. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  2. Almost unconsciously he compared his own life to the river- turbid, winding, destroying. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  3. Ah, mine is like a tattered leaf Upon a turbid stream. – Sonnets and Songs by Helen Hay Whitney
  4. To the turbid intelligence of Inspector Aylesbury the fact by this time had penetrated that Colin Camber was innocent, that he was the victim of a frame- up, and that Colonel Juan Menendez had been shot from a window of his own house. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  5. It was not, really, a paradox, it was a fallacy, if he could only have known it, but he allowed the turbid volume of superstition to drown the delicate stream of reason. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  6. She saw in Agnes Aird, his tutor's daughter- so simple, yet so sensible and sterling, so faithful, pure, and true- the very girl to make her son a fitting wife; an antidote for what was amiss in him; her honest heart a sheet- anchor to hold him fast, not in the turbid ocean of excess, for her Charley was too good to tempt it, but through that sparkling sea of gayety in which he was too apt to plunge. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  7. The conversational difficulties presented by the Dutch and Malay languages, combined with the incapacity of our brown driver, eventually land us at Mendoet, on the wrong side of the turbid stream- the Jordan which divides the weary traveller from his Land of Promise. – Through the Malay Archipelago by Emily Richings
  8. Not where the troubled passions toss the mind, In turbid cities, can the key be bare. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. This was especially true when the luciferase had become turbid and ill- smelling from the growth of bacteria. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  10. Had the water been clear, the Danes on the bridge above could have marked their progress and poured a storm of arrows upon them as they came to the surface; but its yellow and turbid waters concealed them from sight, and each time they rose to the surface for air they were enabled to take a rapid breath and dive again before their enemies could direct and launch their arrows at them. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  11. The party broke up at a late hour, though the Duplans had a long distance to go, and, moreover, had to cross the high and turbid river to reach their carriage which had been left on the opposite bank, owing to the difficulty of the crossing. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  12. This vast blue glory bore no relation to the sullen, gray, turbid thing that the city calls the lake. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  13. But at this time the stream was more than usually turbid, filled with aimlessly floating cakes of ice, and the green of fairer weather had given place to a drab hue of discouraged weeds awaiting better days. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  14. After the rain was over and the sky had cleared again, Madge had gone out and stood by the brink of the great falls, where she watched the thundering turbid flood as it madly rushed into the great pit below. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  15. It was difficult going now, for the turbid stream reached above the horse's knees; but the animal was mad with fright, and he plunged desperately onward. – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  16. It seems to me that only personal knowledge and experience can enable an alien to form any accurate opinion on these points; even where the press is not forced to grumble out discontent with bated breath, under terror of martial law, party spirit runs so high as to render statements, written or spoken, barely reliable; sound, deeply as you will, into these turbid wells, it is a rare chance if you touch truth, after all. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  17. Let me hasten forward to describe the turbid stream in which I had to wade- but let me exultingly declare that it is passed- my soul holds fellowship with him no more. – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
  18. In this state, the grains are taken out of the water by a sieve, and put into a canvas sack, and the husks are separated and rubbed off, by beating and rubbing the sack upon a plank: the sack is then put into a tub filled with cold water, and trodden or beaten till the water becomes milky and turbid, from the starch which it takes up from the grain. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton