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  • Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
    Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • River-head the spring of a river
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rivière (It. riviera, shore, river)—Low L. riparia, a shore district—L. ripa, a bank.


In literature:

Cave-dwellings comprising twenty rooms were also seen by the Mormons at the head of Bavispe River.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
I'm the Ridin' Kid from Powder River and I'm comin' with head up and tail a-rollin'.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Miles to port the Sand Heads lightship swung to its great hawsers off the Fraser River shoals.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
West of the lake head they bore across a low, wooded delta and debouched upon Peace River's frozen surface.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The great trees of the river nearly met above their heads, and only a narrow strip of sky could be seen.
"The Book of Missionary Heroes" by Basil Mathews
It is the head basin of the north fork of the Shenandoah river.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I have heard nothing certain of General Greene since the 6th instant, except that his head-quarters were on Little river on the 11th.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Under the maples near the river's bend stands a group of horses, their heads touching.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
Meanwhile it had grown unbearably hot, the sparkling river looked like a blaze of fire, and the fumes of the wine were getting into their heads.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The Columbia Limited, over on the Short Line, was choked with her head over Snake River, at the very edge of Pendleton.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
Without turning his head, the beggar picked up a stone and tossed it into the river.
"Lucia Rudini" by Martha Trent
He sat facing the river, continually lifting his head to scan the opposite shore.
"Molly McDonald" by Randall Parrish
The "wooden bridge" was at the head of Cow-House or Endicott River.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
This specimen is from the mound at Contcheteheng, at the head of Rainy River.
"The Mound Builders" by George Bryce
At Fort Erie, at the head of the Niagara River, Brock embarked in mid-August in a government schooner.
"The Story of Isaac Brock" by Walter R. Nursey
Courthope lifted the head; the face was that of the man whom he had seen yesterday upon the river.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love" by Lily Dougall
By signs upon the head of the dead stag, indicating a larger deer, Nanking knew they were at the "Head-of-Elk" River.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
Towards mid-day we headed once more for the Orange River.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
Woman should be free as the free breeze singing in the leaves over our head, and ruffling the waves out yonder on the river.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Upon that, he twisted his Fingers in the Hair of his Head, and threw him, very calmly, into the River.
"Zadig" by Voltaire

In poetry:

Thereat she hung her dainty head,
The river's melody
Grew sweeter, and methought it said,
"The maid will follow thee."
"The Stepping Stones" by Alexander Anderson
Up to t' dale-head wheer snow-bairns skip
An' t' liltin' river's in spate,
Up ower meadows wheer mist-hounds meet
At t' foot o' Herendon Gate.
"Richard Ryder" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
Then God sat down
On the side of a hill where He could think;
By a deep, wide river He sat down;
With His head in His hands,
God thought and thought,
Till He thought, "I'll make me a man!"
"The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson
He passed at dawn — the death-fire leaped
From ridge to river-head,
From the Malwa plains to the Abu scars:
And wail upon wail went up to the stars
Behind the grim zenana-bars,
When they knew that the King was dead.
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling
There was also a beautiful girl, the belle of Johnstown,
Standing in bare feet, on the river bank, sad and forlorn,
And clad in a loose petticoat, with a shawl over her head,
Which was all that was left her, because her parents were dead.
"The Pennsylvania Disaster" by William Topaz McGonagall
The pillar towers of Ireland, how wondrously they stand
By the lakes and rushing rivers through the valleys of our land;
In mystic file, through the isle, they lift their heads sublime,
These gray old pillar temples, these conquerors of time!
"The Pillar Towers of Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Two Goshen College students practice paddling techniques on Merry Lea's High Lake in preparation for heading downstream on the Elkhart River watershed.
Oysterman heading out on May River.
Volunteers plant trees in an effort to stabilize shoreline along the Potomac River at Naval Support Facility Indian Head.
Police on scene during a bomb scare at Indian Head Plaza in Toms River (Facebook).
If you and the family are looking for something fun to do I'd recommend heading down 295 (or take the River Line) to the Roebling Museum Car Show.
José Luis Villegas [email protected] River Cats left fielder Shane Peterson heads to the dugout after striking out with the bases loaded to end the first inning.
Alpacas at Rum River Alpacas looked out the doorway of their quonset before heading into the pasture.
Snake River headed back to state championship.
PORTLAND — The notorious guerrilla Alvin Cobb was attempting to cross the Missouri River heading south with about 1,000 men, Col.
North Kitsap's Heidi Johnson heads the ball during the first half of their district playoff game against White River at Silverdale Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
This autumn, as has been the case for years now, area families by the score will head a few miles west to Yellow River Farms, at 8535 East State Road 8.
Chippewa Falls, Wis. (WEAU)- The Chippewa Falls girls softball team is headed to Madison for the fourth straight year, the Big Rivers and sectional champs are determined to bring home some hardware this year.
Arizona Commit Erik Risolvato Headed to Indian River State College.
The Coast Guard learned the dredge, called the Arthur J, was sinking about 4:35 am today as it was headed toward the St Clair River.
Despite Tuesday being the Celtics' first organized gathering since Saturday's win over the Sixers, head coach Doc Rivers couldn't help reflecting on his time spent at the New England Patriots game Monday night.