Potomac River

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Potomac River a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay
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Quotations

  • Ethel Lynn Beers
    Ethel Lynn Beers
    “All quiet along the Potomac to-night, no sound save the rush of the river, while soft falls the dew on the face of the dead, the picket's off duty forever.”
  • Patrick Buchanan
    Patrick Buchanan
    “Just as there's garbage that pollutes the Potomac river, there is garbage polluting our culture. We need an Environmental Protection Agency to clean it up.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army.”

Usage

In literature:

The best flight of this machine was more than three-quarters of a mile, and was made over the Potomac river.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The Potomac, as well as the other rivers in Virginia, abounds with excellent fish of various kinds.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
Bull Run is a lazy, sluggish stream, a branch of the Occoquan River, which empties into the Potomac.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Through his influence, two companies were organized to extend the navigation of the James and Potomac rivers.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
The justification of the settlement south of the Potomac River was not the only victory of the people in the Assembly of October 1648.
"Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660" by Wilcomb E. Washburn
The head of column turned toward Edwards Ferry, on the Potomac river, where Baker fell in 1861.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
No alternative seemed now left to the Army of the Potomac but to beat a retreat and recross the river.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
The Potomac River is just lovely.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
Potomac, river, 25; 69; 71; 120; 124; 141; 146; 149; 159; 174; 182; 256.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
The Potomac was still there, but quite a lot of it was not in the river bed any more.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Fairfax family, at one time, owned all that portion of Virginia called the Northern Neck, lying between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers.
"Notes and Queries, Number 234, April 22, 1854" by Various
Point Lookout lays between Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River, and is nearly surrounded by water.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
The Potomac River runs between them.
"The Story of Our Country"
Its color is not bright and blue as the waters of the Hudson or Potomac Rivers.
"Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks" by May Farinholt-Jones
The northern neck between Potomac and Rappahannock rivers.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
They formerly resided between the Potomac and Roanoke rivers, east of the Alleghanies.
"The Journal of Lieut. John L. Hardenbergh of the Second New York Continental Regiment from May 1 to October 3, 1779, in General Sullivan's Campaign Against the Western Indians" by John Leonard Hardenbergh
Then they went to the upper Potomac River.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
The Potomac is indeed a beautiful river.
"My First Campaign" by J. W. Grant
Rumsey in 1786 propelled, by means of steam, a boat on the Potomac River moving at the rate of five miles an hour.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
Gettysburg is seven miles north of the southern boundary of Pennsylvania, and over forty miles from the Potomac River.
"America, Volume I (of 6)" by Joel Cook
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In news:

Elite Series winds down to Potomac River .
Since 1989, the Potomac River has been a regular stop on BASS' competitive circuits, but rarely has a tournament held more at stake than the CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series' Capitol Clash on Aug 10-13.
Freeman claims Potomac River Opener.
2003 Northern Open #1 Potomac River .
Potomac River shore and Virginia line being disputed in court case.
Steve Chaconas, who runs the National Bass Guide Service in Alexandria, and Derek Radoski, a client and snakehead fishing enthusiast, fish for snakeheads in the Potomac River.
Lester Thorton Jr of Paeonian Springs shows the snakehead he caught while fishing Monday in the Potomac River near White's Ferry in Maryland.
Organizers of this year's Potomac Snakehead Tournament say anglers can catch all the snakeheads they want, help rid the river of an invasive species and maybe win $1,500.
In 2004, snakeheads were first spotted in the Potomac River.
The Potomac River spilled from its banks and caused minor flooding in Old Town Alexandria .
City leaders gather Monday morning to declare victory over the Potomac River Generating Station, which closed this week.
To view the Potomac Conservancy State of the Nation's River report, visit www.potomac.org.
The Potomac River's health stands to suffer setbacks if the region does not change its development and building standards, according to the Potomac Conservancy .
(AP) — Virginia's Department of Transportation is launching a study of traffic over the Potomac River bridges.
FILE ** The Pentagon, across the Potomac River from Washington, is more.
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