Amazon River


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Amazon River a major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles)
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In literature:

When they had crossed the Amazon River, some of the band stopped in places that seemed inviting.
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
I have often heard that there existed such a river in these parts, that runs on to the Amazon.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Between St. Paul and Coari several large and beautiful rivers flow into the Amazon.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The largest river in the world is the Amazon, named after the single-breasted suffragette of ancient times.
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
This chart contains 1661 miles of the Peruvian Amazon river and its affluents.
"Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker" by James Henry Rochelle
And the jaguar, who lives near the Amazon and other rivers, is a champion swimmer.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Or who in venturous vessell measured The Amazon's huge river, now found trew?
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Tongues had been creeping up the rivers that ran into the Amazon.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
This aqueous body exceeds in quantity the rivers of the Mississippi and the Amazon multiplied one thousand times.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Or who in venturous vessel measured The Amazons' huge river, now found true?
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin

In poetry:

Where on the mighty river banks,
La Plate and Amazon,
The cayman, like an old tree trunk,
Lies basking in the sun;
"The Humming-Bird" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

Google begins Amazon river Street View project.
Hiker caps 4,000-mile Amazon River hike.
A former British Army captain became the first person to complete a 4,000-mile hike along the Amazon River this week, capping a journey that began more than two years ago.
River pirates attack Amazon cruise vessel.
Indiwasi National Park is located in a heavily forested, mountainous area of the Colombian Amazon basin, on the headwaters of the Fragua River.
Amazon River runs from Peru to Brazil's Atlantic coast.
Stranded pink river dolphins prompt rescue effort in Bolivian Amazon.
IT was a sweltering day in the Peruvian jungle last year when Ashrita Furman jumped into the Amazon River with his pogo stick and made history.
A skydiver carries an End Polio Now banner over the Amazon River in Manaus, Brazil.
The blazing midday sun dances off the long line of bright gold barges preparing to disgorge their cargo, Asia-bound soybeans, at this tiny but up-to-date Amazon River port.
MACAPÁ, Brazil, Dec 6— Sir Peter Blake, one of the world's leading yachtsmen, was shot and killed late Wednesday night when a gang of masked robbers boarded his vessel as it lay anchored in a harbor near the mouth of the Amazon River.
Mud darkens a river in Peru's Madre de Dios region of the Amazon rain forest.
But the bigger impact offered by Moore will be the development that will occur because Amazon has launched its operations at River Ridge Commerce Center.
Rough diamond was found in the Amazon River in Brazil.
Amazon Tribe Says Brazil's "Pandora" Dam Polluting River.