Madeira River

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Madeira River a Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
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Usage

In literature:

MADEIRA RIVER (i. e. river of the wood), formed by the junction of the Mamore and Beni on the borders of Bolivia and Brazil, flows 900 m.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
A naval expedition up the Amazon and Madeira rivers has brought back information valuable both for scientific and commercial purposes.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
The Madeira, another tributary, is also a river of the largest size.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
All the rubber which goes down the Madeira River has so far been conveyed to Manaos by a great detour, involving much expense and time.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
This plain is traversed by several tributaries of the great River Madeira, which falls into the Amazon.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The line follows the Verde, Guapore, Mamore and Madeira rivers down to the mouth of the Abuna, in about lat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
It has lately been seen on the savannahs of the Madeira River, far to the north of the La Plata plains.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
Yes; any of us will guide you as far as there, or even to the Madeira River.
"Adventures Among the Red Indians" by H. W. G. Hyrst
The present residence of the Mundrucus is between the Tapajos and Madeira, as formerly, but far up on both rivers.
"Odd People" by Mayne Reid
And that was as far as man had got inwards from the east bank of the Madeira river.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
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In news:

A 26-day strike by 17,000 workers building the Jirau Dam on the Madeira River in Brazil's Amazon basin ended last month in flames and looting.
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