What does the word sediment mean?

Usage examples for sediment

  1. A swift current then sweeps along the channel, while a shallow sheet of water moves slowly over the flood plain, spreading upon it a thin layer of sediment. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  2. They are of a reddish Colour, and let fall a Sediment, or Settling, which exactly resembles Brick- dust. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot