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trough
 n.  container for feeding farm animals; lowest point of a wave or business cycle
Classic Sentence:
1  It was an enormous bottomless trough in which the hogs could swill and wallow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
2  But lazily undulating in the trough of the sea, and ever and anon tranquilly spouting his vapoury jet, the whale looked like a portly burgher smoking his pipe of a warm afternoon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
3  It was put into a large wooden tray or trough, and set down upon the ground.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  He that ate fastest got most; he that was strongest secured the best place; and few left the trough satisfied.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  The procession of weary soldiers became a bedraggled train, despondent and muttering, marching with churning effort in a trough of liquid brown mud under a low, wretched sky.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  The walls were of wood, but the floor consisted of a large iron trough, and when I came to examine it I could see a crust of metallic deposit all over it.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
7  The lamp still stood upon the floor where I had placed it when examining the trough.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
8  Red-Cap carried until the great trough was quite full.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In LITTLE RED-CAP [LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD]
9  At the door of a cottage I saw a little girl about to throw a mess of cold porridge into a pig trough.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Some fill and empty the windy bellows of their blast, some dip the hissing brass in the trough.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
11  It cast its eyes upon the roads, which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
12  The horses were eating oats from their movable troughs and sparrows flew down and pecked the grains that fell.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  The posterior leg pairs were slightly longer than those preceding it, giving the creature a pronounced trough between its 'back' and the vertically oriented front end.
2  In the bottom of the trough is a length of plastic gutter that carries the liquid into a bucket.
3  The feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock.
4  A boy herded half a dozen camels down towards the water trough.
5  The boat rolled heavily in the troughs between the waves.
6  The business cycle is a series of peaks and troughs.