Valley

Val"ley

(?), n.;
pl. Valleys (#).
[OE. vale, valeie, OF. vale, valede, F. valle, LL. vallata, L. vallis, valles. See Vale.]
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1. The space inclosed between ranges of hills or mountains; the strip of land at the bottom of the depressions intersecting a country, including usually the bed of a stream, with frequently broad alluvial plains on one or both sides of the stream. Also used figuratively.
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The valley of the shadow of death.
Ps. xxiii. 4.
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Sweet interchange
Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
Milton.
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Deep and narrow valleys with abrupt sides are usually the results of erosion by water, and are called gorges, ravines, caons, gulches, etc.
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2. (Arch.) (a) The place of meeting of two slopes of a roof, which have their plates running in different directions, and form on the plan a rentrant angle. (b) The depression formed by the meeting of two slopes on a flat roof.
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Valley board (Arch.), a board for the reception of the lead gutter in the valley of a roof. The valley board and lead gutter are not usual in the United States. -- Valley rafter, or Valley piece (Arch.), the rafter which supports the valley. -- Valley roof (Arch.), a roof having one or more valleys. See Valley, 2, above.
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Val"lum

(?), n.;
pl. L. Valla (#), E. Vallums (#).
[L. See Wall.] (Rom. Antiq.) A rampart; a wall, as in a fortification.
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