A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.(noun)
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Use "gulch" in a sentence
"For miles the road winds up the gulch, which is almost devoid of timber, amid piled-up rocks and debris, bleached and blistered by the sun's fierce rays; the gulch itself being literally stripped to "bedrock.""
"'By the way,' said Morgan, 'the name of the gulch is a corruption; it should have been called"
"After the burning glare on the dry, sandy soil of the town, which, in its barren lack of grass and trees, stared back at the sun like a lidless, lashless eye, the cool shadows of the pines in the gulch were a refreshing change."