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I read in a book and see this sentence "The timber clustered thick in the sheltered bottom".
So, I do not know mean of "bottom" in this context. It means "furthest point" or "sky" or "the lowest part of sth". Please explain it for me.
Thank you

  • It means 'sky'? I've never come across that. Please could you add a link to whatever reference resource it comes from? – marcellothearcane Aug 6 at 4:53
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    As a reminder, questions that can be answered by checking common references such as dictionaries are off-topic. AHD: bottom: Low-lying alluvial land adjacent to a river, also called bottomland. – choster Aug 6 at 5:05
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    It means: The trees grew thick in a cluster in the sheltered low land. When I've read about a bottom with this meaning, there was a creek nearby. – aparente001 Aug 6 at 5:56
  • It's used in here in Virginia, USA, too. I'm not sure it is common in everyday speech, but it persists in place names. There's a low-lying area in Richmond called Shockhoe Bottom. – Literalman Aug 6 at 13:23
  • @marcellothearcane this sentence is in short story "The white silence" of Jack London. – nhandoanh08 Aug 7 at 2:06

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