One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The bank of a river.
- ‘It is a well known that virtually every ancient civilization flourished on riverbanks.’
- ‘Looking around, she saw the horses grazing by the riverbank, the stream gurgling away beside them.’
- ‘We fished together, in rowboats, off riverbanks and bridges, in rivers and lakes, with worms and fish eggs, and lures and flies.’
- ‘She walked along the riverbank for several kilometers, until she reached a large waterfall, located on a cliff face.’
- ‘Claiming they owned the riverbanks and the streambed itself, they routinely denied the public access to rivers and streams.’
- ‘When he emerged into the clear air by the riverbank, Tom was sitting where the water lapped at the cold stones.’
- ‘Rising waters would uproot prosperous farmers from the fertile riverbanks, forcing an estimated 100,000 people to move to higher ground where they could no longer plant corn and wheat.’
- ‘Willow, olives and tamarind are also introduced as all are species that thrive on riverbanks.’
- ‘Traditionally, communities were built along waterways - both seacoast and riverbanks - to facilitate the transportation of timber logs for export.’
- ‘The main threats are probably the re-alignment of riverbanks and removal of riverside trees, but water pollution and river dredging are also serious problems.’
- ‘She saw people along the riverbank, bathing, washing their clothing, watering their livestock or fetching a bucketful.’
- ‘Water smacked the riverbanks in large waves from the impact.’
- ‘Water lilies grew along the riverbank as the stream of water flowed around trees that grew juicy fruits.’
- ‘Outside, he could hear the sound of the river and a slap of waves against the riverbank as the occasional pleasure boat went by.’
- ‘After a few weeks of casually watching the water level rise moderately along the riverbank, some concern began to set in.’
- ‘Had the riverbanks been broached then the damage caused would have been catastrophic, both in human terms and in its effect on the business and commercial life of the city.’
- ‘The footprints continued down the riverbank, heading towards the water.’
- ‘Meanwhile, Cameron made her way down to the river, sitting near the riverbank.’
- ‘Each tagged fish was placed into a clear bucket of river water, carried down to the riverbank, and released.’
- ‘The project has given free livestock-operated drinking pumps to farmers, to help reduce sediment and nutrients entering the water from the riverbank.’
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