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Rhine River

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rhine River a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
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Usage

In literature:

Where the river reaches the end of the Rhine valley crowned by the Seven Giants, a knight with his horse stopped to rest.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
The Rhine is a river of France and Germany, the Rhone of France.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Thus the whole northern slope of Switzerland is drained by a system of waters which, when united at Basle, form the River Rhine.
"Rollo in Switzerland" by Jacob Abbott
This point is the place where the River Moselle, one of the principal branches of the Rhine, comes in.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
Drusus crossed the Rhine near the coast, made his way across the river Weser, and reached the banks of the Elbe.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
Its principal river is the Rhine, which forms its western and southern boundary, and has many branches in this country.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
Soon the great piers of the familiar Rhine Bridge came into sight as the order was given to descend on a plain to the west of the river.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
The river ran smoothly, the Middle Rhine was passed, Bonn was in view, and there we dismissed our boatman.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Over the estuary of the Rhine River Stan met his first flak.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
And for this the inhabitants of the region between the rivers Rhine and Thur were chiefly to blame.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Asmanhausen, a few miles up the river, is the central mart for the red wines of the Rhine.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
The best of his works are his sunset and moonlight scenes and his views of the Rhine and other rivers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Rhine River, 131, 170, 193.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The castle itself stood on a hill with a drop of a hundred feet to the bank of the Rhine, a path led down the hill to the river's edge.
"The Red Cross Girls with Pershing to Victory" by Margaret Vandercook
The Franks occupied the banks of the Rhine and of the river Saal.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele
The line of lowest altitude follows the river St Nicolas and the Rhone-Rhine canal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
The French retreat to the Rhine was painful and costly, and Montecucculi then passed that river at Mainz and made for Trier.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The Rhine is a very beautiful river, from above as well as from any other viewpoint.
"The Red Battle Flyer" by Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
The Rhine is a great river that runs north from Mundia, between Germany and France.
"The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen" by B. F. De Costa
Cologne, the oldest town on the Rhine, is built with long, winding, semicircular, narrow streets, along the river.
"Over the Ocean" by Curtis Guild
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In poetry:

"Oh for the breath of vineyards,
Of apples and nuts and wine
For an oar to row and a breeze to blow
Down the grand old river Rhine!"
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When we have pushed the German swine
Across the pretty river Rhine,
Maybe he'll bide where he was spent
And lie down happy and content.
"Killed" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
There grows no vine
By the haunted Rhine,
By Danube or Guadalquivir,
Nor on island or cape,
That bears such a grape
As grows by the Beautiful River.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fir'd by freedom's burning fever,
Gallia strack death's slaughtering knell;
Frae the Scheld to Rhine's deep river,
Britons fought -- but Britons fell!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
As the glory of the sun,
When the dismal night is done,
Leaps upward in the summer-blue to shine,
So gloriously flows
From his cradle in the snows
The king of all the river floods—the Rhine.
"The Rhine and The Moselle" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Tour the scenic, historic Rhine River by ferry.
Germany's Rhine River : Raging with history.
COLUMBIA — Ted Vogelweid was a tank commander for the Army when the Allied forces engaged retreating German troops at a strategic bridge across the Rhine River .
Allied Airborne Assault Over the Rhine River .
Barge movements on Germany's Rhine river are being hampered by high water levels, a manager of a lower Rhine loading terminal said.
Avalon Waterways river cruise on the Rhine River in Lyon, France.
Other cruise ships affected this year include the Celebrity Cruises ' Constellation, on which 350 passengers fell ill, the MS Bellriva, which was sailing on the River Rhine and the Crown Princess in the United States.
An Ohio Historical Society Marker was placed in Sylvania Township to honor Army Sgt Alexander Drabik, the first Allied Soldier to cross the Rhine River in Germany during World War II CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.
Germany's Rhine River: Raging with history.
UNLIKE the Rhine, Germany's Lahn River has no Lorelei to lure unsuspecting sailors to their destruction.
The Rhine is sparkling in the late evening sun as we settle down with a glass of local Weißer Burgunder in the chilly blast of the wind off the river.
This undated image released by Avalon Waterways shows swans and ducks wading across from the river ship Avalon Felicity on the Rhine River in Breisach, Germany.
The term "Over-the- Rhine " originates from the reference to the Miami-Erie Canal as the Rhine River of Germany.
Along the Rhine follows the lyrical path of the Rhine River through Germany's southwestern region.
View from the Rhine River.
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