Definition of Sinkholes

1. Noun. (plural of sinkhole) ¹



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Definition of Sinkholes

1. sinkhole [n] - See also: sinkhole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinkholes

sinkable
sinkage
sinkages
sinkankasite
sinked
sinker
sinker nail
sinker nails
sinkerball
sinkerballer
sinkerballers
sinkerballing
sinkers
sinkhole
sinkholes (current term)
sinkier
sinkiest
sinking
sinking feeling
sinking fund
sinking ship
sinking spell
sinkings
sinkless
sinklike
sinks
sinkt
sinkward
sinkwater

Literary usage of Sinkholes

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1. Report on the Geological Survey of the State of Iowa, to the Thirteenth by Iowa Geological Survey, Charles Abiathar White (1870)
"sinkholes AND SPRINGS. Among the minor features that are found to mark the surface at some limited localities in the State, and which always arrest ..."

2. Physiography of the St. Louis Area by Nevin Melancthon Fenneman (1909)
"sinkholes. Parts of the upland underlain by the St. Louis limestone contain numerous sinkholes (Pl. 11). The smaller of the holes have a diameter •of a very ..."

3. An Excursion to the Mammoth Cave, and the Barrens of Kentucky: With Some by Robert Davidson (1840)
"The sinkholes, as they are called, are not the least remarkable curiosities of this valuable part of that State ; that in many places there is much rock on ..."

4. The Geology of Lehigh and Northampton Counties by Pennsylvania State geologist.(1874-1890), J. Peter Lesley, Henry Martyn Chance, Frederick Prime, Richard H. Sanders, Charles Edward Hall (1883)
"The sinkholes of the limestone belt are merely surface entrances to an underground drainage system of communicating caverns underlying the whole of this ..."

5. Hold Your Ground: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Natural ResourcesNature (1993)
"sinkholes are the most common and easily rec< nized karst features. Most sinkholes normally tc weeks or months to develop, but they can be cat trophic and ..."

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