Para River

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Para River an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
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Usage

In literature:

It was at Para also that we engaged Gomez and Manuel, two half-breeds from up the river, just come down with a cargo of redwood.
"The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle
XINGU, a river in Brazil, which rises in the heart of the country, and after a course of 1300 m. falls into the Amazon 210 m. W. of Para.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Soon after leaving Breves we entered the Para River, which suddenly begins with the enormous width of eight miles.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
No doubt these forests were once all continuous, and stretched across the whole basin of what is now called the Para River.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
The part beyond the influence of river floods depends largely on the Khanwah and Sohag Para inundation Canals.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
I first encountered Wriggletto about ten miles out of Para on the river Amazon.
"Mr. Munchausen" by John Kendrick Bangs
Steamers and other craft ply on the river, the chief centre of trade being Para, at its mouth.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
A VOYAGE UP THE RIVER AMAZON, including a Visit to PARA.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
If from Gran Para 'tis up the great river.
"Afloat in the Forest" by Mayne Reid
After the first minute on the Para River that smell went, and I never noticed it again.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
All these smaller rivers throughout the Para estuary are of the nature of creeks.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
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