(In the Fen district of East Anglia) a raised bank formed from silt deposits on the bed of a dry river course
In the Fen district of East Anglia: a raised silt bank consisting of the bed and levees of a former river or tidal creek, left above the general level of the land by compaction and lowering of the adjacent peat soil following drainage.
(1947-), US first lady and stateswoman; secretary of state 2009–13. As first lady during Bill Clinton’s administration 1993–2001, she was noted for her work on health care reform. She served in the US Senate 2001–09 as a Democrat from New York