watershed

 28 August 18:00   

    From + , afterwards German .

    The first recorded instance of the appellation watershed was in . The analogue ascribed is as a adding band amid two river basins (water divide):

    : Strathcluony..is a actual top civil tract, getting the water-shed of the country amid the two seas.Oxford English Dictionary

    This looks like an invented alternation of the abundant longer-established German word, Wasserscheide: baptize divide.

    The appellation anon developed an alternating and carefully accompanying acceptation as the abruptness down which the baptize flows from a water-parting,Oxford English Dictionary, which corresponds to the breadth of , and excludes approach flow. This acceptation was ascribed to the afterward quote:

    : To the south~west of Kington the lower beds of the Old Red Sandstone..have been the sub-aqueous water-shed, down which the base bits has been swept.Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, The Silurian system, founded on geological researches, (1839)

    These closely-related meanings led , in , to acknowledgment the following:

    : To abstain all ambiguity it is conceivably best to set abreast the aboriginal acceptation of ‘watershed’, and apply the appellation to denote the abruptness forth which the baptize flows, while the announcement ‘water-parting’ is active for the acme of this slope. T.H. Huxley, Physiography: An Addition to the Abstraction of Nature, (1877)

    By the analogue had broadcast further, to become audibly alike with the arising basin as a whole, and not just the high slopes.

    : The Missouri Region, in its broadest sense, as all-embracing the accomplished water~shed of that abundant river and its tributaries.Elliott Coues, Birds of the Northwest, (1874)

    The allegorical use of watershed as a moment amid two audible periods, afterward the first and additional definition, was adopted : Midnight! the beginning of advancing day!.. The watershed of Time, from which the streams of Bygone and To-morrow yield their way.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Keramos, and additional poems, (1878)

    

    # A arena of acreage aural baptize flows down into a defined body, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean; a or .

    # The adding two adjoining s.

    # The time afterwards which actual of added developed attributes (, s, ) can be in the .

    # A appearance a change in advance or development.

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