from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flat or level section of a stream where no flow or motion of the current is discernible and the water is still.

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  • n. Water with no carbonation.


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  • Another image flared in her mind, but this one was of Heather Wallace as she’d looked the last time Rutgers had seen her—sitting in Rodriguez’s office, her attractive face composed, her intelligent blue eyes calm as still water as she pretended—quite well, Rutgers reflected ruefully—that she knew nothing about Bad Seed.

    Etched in Bone

  • Jan and Marie were still looking with all their eyes across the still water toward the sunset and trying to see the crystal palace of the eels, when suddenly from behind them there came a loud "Hee-haw, hee-haw."

    The Belgian Twins

  • Behind him lay the dark, smooth, still water of Ekeroa Lake, and the odd, stubby fishing boats the natives used; on all other sides the town appeared to be ringed by forest, a forest that was mostly the peculiar needle-leafed trees he had heard called “pines.”

    With a Single Spell

  • The morning sun slanting across the still water gave it a mirror-like surface.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear


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