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misfit stream

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Definition of misfit stream in English:

noun

Geography
A stream occupying a valley which is larger than would be predicted on the basis of the stream’s present erosive power.
Example sentences
  • The path leads down towards Burbage Brook, the misfit stream that flows down the valley.
  • Topography in this misfit stream valley is varied.
  • Some may be relict features of earlier events, for example broad valleys in alpine regions with misfit streams are common in glaciated regions.

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