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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 723 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THALWEG (a German word compounded from Thal, valley, and YPeg, way) in physical geography, a term adopted into English usage signifying the line of greatest slope along the bottom of a valley, i.e. a line drawn through the lowest points of a valley in its downward slope. It thus marks the natural direction of a watercourse.
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