See also: raviné

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Borrowing from French ravin(a gully).

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ravine ‎(plural ravines)

  1. A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 3, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      He fell into a reverie, a most dangerous state of mind for a chauffeur, since a fall into reverie on the part of a driver may mean a fall into a ravine on the part of the machine.

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