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valley

VAL'LEY, n. plu. valleys. [L. vallis. See Vale.]

1. A hollow or low tract of land between hills or mountains.

2. A low extended plain, usually alluvial, penetrated or washed by a river. The valley of the Connecticut is remarkable for its fertility and beauty.

Ye mountains, sink; ye valleys, rise; prepare the Lord his way.

3. In building, a gutter over the sleepers in the roof of a building.



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VAL'LEY, n. plu. valleys. [L. vallis. See Vale.]

1. A hollow or low tract of land between hills or mountains.

2. A low extended plain, usually alluvial, penetrated or washed by a river. The valley of the Connecticut is remarkable for its fertility and beauty.

Ye mountains, sink; ye valleys, rise; prepare the Lord his way.

3. In building, a gutter over the sleepers in the roof of a building.

VAL'LEY, n. [plur. Valleys. Fr. vallée; L. vallis. See Vale.]

  1. A hollow or low tract of land between hills or mountains.
  2. A low extended plain, usually alluvial, penetrated or washed by a river. The valley of the Connecticut is remarkable for its fertility and beauty. Ye mountains, sink: ye valleys rise; / Prepare the Lord his way. – Watts.
  3. In building, a gutter over the sleepers in the roof of a building. – Cyc.

Val"ley
  1. The space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively.

    The valley of the shadow of death. Ps. xxiii. 4.

    Sweet interchange
    Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
    Milton.

    * Deep and narrow valleys with abrupt sides are usually the results of erosion by water, and are called gorges, ravines, cañons, gulches, etc.

  2. The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a reëntrant angle.

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Valley

VAL'LEY, noun plural valleys. [Latin vallis. See Vale.]

1. A hollow or low tract of land between hills or mountains.

2. A low extended plain, usually alluvial, penetrated or washed by a river. The valley of the Connecticut is remarkable for its fertility and beauty.

Ye mountains, sink; ye valleys, rise; prepare the Lord his way.

3. In building, a gutter over the sleepers in the roof of a building.

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