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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estuary  \Es"tu*a*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Estuaries}.  [L.  aestuarium  from 
  aestuare  to  surge.  See  {Estuate}.]  [Written  also 
  {[ae]stuary}.] 
  1.  A  place  where  water  boils  up  a  spring  that  wells  forth. 
  [Obs.]  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  A  passage,  as  the  mouth  of  a  river  or  lake,  where  the  tide 
  meets  the  current;  an  arm  of  the  sea;  a  frith. 
 
  it  to  the  sea  was  often  by  long  and  wide  estuaries. 
  --Dana. 




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