• PADDLE-FISH So-called from the paddle-like or spoon-shaped snout. Eggs used for caviar. Range: The Mississippi River and its tributaries
    PADDLE-FISH So-called from the paddle-like or spoon-shaped snout. Eggs used for caviar. Range: The Mississippi River and its tributaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mississippi a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
    • n Mississippi a major North American river and the chief river of the United States; rises in northern Minnesota and flows southward into the Gulf of Mexico
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range: Upper and middle Mississippi Valley SHOVEL-NOSED STURGEON This fish is covered with bony plates instead of scales. The roe is made into caviar. Range:...
Section of Mississippi jetties Section of Mississippi jetties

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 sent the Mississippi River backwards.
    • n Mississippi An old game, similar to bagatelle, in which balls are struck by a cue into pockets at one end of a table, and the players score according to the number above that pocket into which a ball is struck.
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In literature:

The before-mentioned scheme of Remonville for settling the Mississippi country had no result.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
People of every age and sex and condition in life speculated in the rise and fall of the Mississippi bonds.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Foresta concluded to choose Mississippi, a state in which conditions were in some respects so thoroughly forbidding, as their future home.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
Among the leaders of the extreme South were Mason of Virginia, Butler of South Carolina, Davis of Mississippi, and Soule of Louisiana.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Through this region numerous rivers pass on their way to the Mississippi.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was borrowed from the Indian name of a small stream which empties itself into the Mississippi River.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
As arranged before we left Detroit, we were to go up the Mississippi River.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
The bottom-lands of the Mississippi and the Yangtze Rivers are among the chief food-producing regions of the world.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Only I doubt that from the source to the mouth of the river there are as many boats afloat on the Mississippi.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
Among all the rivers of the earth the Mississippi ranks first.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The young May moon was hanging over the Mississippi on the evening when Jasper came to the village of the Sacs and Foxes.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
In 1805 the government decided to procure a site on which to build a fort somewhere on the waters of the upper Mississippi, and sent Lieut.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The Dons contended that all east of the Mississippi River was Florida territory and subject to their jurisdiction.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
Realizing this, the Confederacy was already beginning to fortify the Mississippi and the Ohio with its branches.
"James B. Eads" by Louis How
There is manhood in the people of the Mississippi Valley.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Louisiana asserts no such doctrines; but, if she did, could Mississippi, could the West admit them?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Oh for the 'Mississippi,' the 'Mississippi!
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
To the country bordering the Mississippi river, and its tributary streams, a claim was made by England, France and Spain.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
On March 30 word was received that the Mississippi Senate had ratified the Federal Amendment.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
This river was the Mississippi.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various

In poetry:

I see the swarthy trappers come
From Mississippi's springs;
And war-chiefs with their painted brows,
And crests of eagle wings.
"On Receiving An Eagle's Quill From Lake Superior" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I would sit on lake Itaska's shore
Where the Mississippi rises;
And Minnehaha's laughing roar
Would fill me with glad surprises.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"Niggers won't fight" ah ha!
"Niggers won't fight" ah ha!
"They are no good for war, One in a hundred."
Let Mississippi's shore,
Flooded with negro gore,
Echo back evermore: See our six hundred.
"The Charge At Port Hudson" by Anonymous Americas
East of the Mississippi, and I showed her
A picture of my grandson. Going home —
Home to the hotel — I began to hum,
"Smile a while, I bid you sad adieu,
When the clouds roll back I'll come to you."
"The Player Piano" by Randall Jarrell
Can the rough stuff . . . now a Mississippi steamboat pushes
up the night river with a hoo-hoo-hoo-oo . . . and the green
lanterns calling to the high soft stars . . . a red moon rides
on the humps of the low river hills . . . go to it, O jazzmen.
"Jazz Fantasia" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Mississippi Valley State at LSU.
Find local news, events, classifieds and businesses in Chickasaw County, Mississippi and surrounding areas.
With 9 out of 9 voting stations reporting, Phyliss Anderson leads in the unofficial tally for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
BOGUE CHITTO — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Big Creek General Store Sept 22 in Bogue Chitto.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi — Walter Anderson Museum of Art announces its 2012 Coastal Christmas Card Contest.
Mississippi Power has scheduled an interruption of electric service beginning at midnight on Saturday for those areas.
This scam is quickly making its way around the country from Mississippi and Alabama to Arizona and now Colorado.
The University of Minnesota is out with a study today showing chemicals from hand soap are polluting the Mississippi.
Breese Central players wait for the start of Thursday's Mississippi Conference game at Columbia.
ST LOUIS (AP) — A top Army Corps of Engineers official says she believes the low Mississippi River will remain open to shipping, partly justifying the agency's decision to not release more water from the Missouri River into the Mississippi.
Among his many passions, there were two of Joel Gill's that surfaced more often than the others – his love of Mississippi's rural communities and his desire to help Mississippi cattlemen.
"Over the weekend we deployed an additional 18 Mississippi Red Crossers to help provide disaster relief in some of the Sandy-affected states," said Tinika Fails, regional deployment and training manager for Mississippi.
The camps are sponsored by the University of Mississippi Field Station and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and are held in June and July for area children.
Jackson, MS Mississippi News - rankinledger.com is the home page of Jackson, MS Mississippi with in depth and updated Jackson, MS local news.
An exhibit of works by untrained African-American artists from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama is on display now through May 7 at the University of Mississippi Museum.

In science:

Multiparadigm Programming in Scala Computer and Information Science, University of Mississippi.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
The data for the Smith et al. study came “from a pre-election telephone survey conducted by the Social Science Research Laboratory at the University of Mississippi between October 11 and November 3, 1996.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
For the presentation of our results, we consider a selection of four states—California (CA), North Carolina (NC), Indiana (IN) and Mississippi (MS)— considered by Bell (1999).
Discussion of "Estimating Random Effects via Adjustment for Density Maximization" by C. Morris and R. Tang
Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, USA.
Geometric frustration in compositionally modulated ferroelectrics
Intersexes in mississippi river shovelnose sturgeon sampled below saint louis, missouri, usa.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
MPICH is a freely available reference implementation of MPI developed by Argonne National Laboratory and Mississippi State University.
Cluster Computing White Paper
MPI/Pro is based on a version of MPICH for Win32 platforms that was developed at Mississippi State.
Cluster Computing White Paper
Seasonality of streamflow: The upper mississippi river.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
The eastern part, up to the Missouri-Mississippi river, has been colonized.
The LEP Trail to Non-Perturbative QCD
Acta XX Congressus Internationalis Ornithologici, 2063-2071. Gollop, J.B., Marshall, W.H., 1954. A guide for aging duck broods in the field. Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section. 14pp.
Post-hatching parental care behaviour and hormonal status in a precocial bird
The Fourth Gulf Coast Gravity Conference was hosted by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS March 7 and 8, 2008.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Mississippi, Lewis Hal l, University, MS, 38677.
Deviation from Tri-Bimaximal Neutrino mixing from the Charged Lepton Sector