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Some articles on ponds:

Ludshott Common And Waggoners Wells - History
... The original name of the series of ponds was Wakeners' Wells ... The ponds were created in the 17th Century by the Hooke family of Bramshott ... They were possibly originally intended as hammer ponds, that is, to serve the local iron industry, but they appear never to have been so used ...
Soudley Ponds
... Lying close to the village of Soudley in the Forest of Dean, west Gloucestershire, Soudley Ponds (grid reference SO662112), also known as Sutton Ponds, comprise ...
Sayre Fire - Impact of The Fire - Death of Mosquito-killing Fish
... of Los Angeles County's mosquito-killing fish, which were bred in ponds located in Sylmar ... throughout the county from the Sylmar ponds as part of an effort to battle the spread of the West Nile virus ... The Sylmar ponds where the mosquito fish are bred were inundated with ash, resulting in the kill off ...
Suchindram Theroor Birds Sanctuary - District of Ponds
... District is lowland plains dotted with 2,058 freshwater wetlands known as kulam or ponds ... It is referred to as the District of Ponds ...
Subiaco Creek - Origin of Name
... The Ponds was the name given to a chain of freshwater ponds which formed the headwaters of The Ponds Creek ... Watkin Tench, who wrote "the Ponds, a name which I suppose it derived from several ponds of water" ...

Famous quotes containing the word ponds:

    I have been accustomed to make excursions to the ponds within ten miles of Concord, but latterly I have extended my excursions to the seashore.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    What if all ponds were shallow? Would it not react on the minds of men? I am thankful that this pond was made deep and pure for a symbol. While men believe in the infinite some ponds will be thought to be bottomless.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Every incident connected with the breaking up of the rivers and ponds and the settling of the weather is particularly interesting to us who live in a climate of so great extremes. When the warmer days come, they who dwell near the river hear the ice crack at night with a startling whoop as loud as artillery, as if its icy fetters were rent from end to end, and within a few days see it rapidly going out. So the alligator comes out of the mud with quakings of the earth.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)