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Amazon River

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Amazon River a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
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Usage

In literature:

When they had crossed the Amazon River, some of the band stopped in places that seemed inviting.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
I have often heard that there existed such a river in these parts, that runs on to the Amazon.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Between St. Paul and Coari several large and beautiful rivers flow into the Amazon.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The largest river in the world is the Amazon, named after the single-breasted suffragette of ancient times.
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
This chart contains 1661 miles of the Peruvian Amazon river and its affluents.
"Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker" by James Henry Rochelle
And the jaguar, who lives near the Amazon and other rivers, is a champion swimmer.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Or who in venturous vessell measured The Amazon's huge river, now found trew?
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Tongues had been creeping up the rivers that ran into the Amazon.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
This aqueous body exceeds in quantity the rivers of the Mississippi and the Amazon multiplied one thousand times.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Or who in venturous vessel measured The Amazons' huge river, now found true?
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
There are five species, all found in the Amazon valley, but each limited to a well-marked district bounded by great rivers.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Amazons were a race of warlike maids, who lived far away on the banks of the river Thermodon.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Study the River Amazon in one meeting; the coffee plantations, and the cotton and rubber industries in another.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
They embarked him on the river Amazon and after a very long detention, sent him back to his country.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
The Amazon, alone, delivers more water to the ocean than all the rivers of Africa.
"The Philosophy of the Weather" by Thomas Belden Butler
I first encountered Wriggletto about ten miles out of Para on the river Amazon.
"Mr. Munchausen" by John Kendrick Bangs
They seem to be the Delta of a great river, long since passed away, like the Nile, the Amazon, or the Niger at the present day.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
Surely this must be the mouth of the Amazon of glacier rivers.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
That some rivers run into the sea is beyond a doubt: such, for instance, are the Amazons, and, I think, the Oronoko and the Mississippi.
"Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself, Volume II (of 2)" by Benjamin Franklin
Dancing rattles of the Indians in the vicinity of the River Amazon, Brazil.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)" by Carl Engel
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In poetry:

Where on the mighty river banks,
La Plate and Amazon,
The cayman, like an old tree trunk,
Lies basking in the sun;
"The Humming-Bird" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

Google begins Amazon river Street View project.
Hiker caps 4,000-mile Amazon River hike.
A former British Army captain became the first person to complete a 4,000-mile hike along the Amazon River this week, capping a journey that began more than two years ago.
River pirates attack Amazon cruise vessel.
Indiwasi National Park is located in a heavily forested, mountainous area of the Colombian Amazon basin, on the headwaters of the Fragua River.
Amazon River runs from Peru to Brazil's Atlantic coast.
Stranded pink river dolphins prompt rescue effort in Bolivian Amazon.
IT was a sweltering day in the Peruvian jungle last year when Ashrita Furman jumped into the Amazon River with his pogo stick and made history.
A skydiver carries an End Polio Now banner over the Amazon River in Manaus, Brazil.
The blazing midday sun dances off the long line of bright gold barges preparing to disgorge their cargo, Asia-bound soybeans, at this tiny but up-to-date Amazon River port.
MACAPÁ, Brazil, Dec 6— Sir Peter Blake, one of the world's leading yachtsmen, was shot and killed late Wednesday night when a gang of masked robbers boarded his vessel as it lay anchored in a harbor near the mouth of the Amazon River.
Mud darkens a river in Peru's Madre de Dios region of the Amazon rain forest.
But the bigger impact offered by Moore will be the development that will occur because Amazon has launched its operations at River Ridge Commerce Center.
Rough diamond was found in the Amazon River in Brazil.
Amazon Tribe Says Brazil's "Pandora" Dam Polluting River.
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