Merrimac

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Merrimac an ironclad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
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Usage

In literature:

Cumberland, the, sunk by the Merrimac, IV.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Of the voyage of the little craft from New York to Hampton Roads, and of her epoch-making battle with the Merrimac we have already told.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Every one knows it on Merrimac Avenue.
"A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly" by Henry James
It was just after the exploits of the "Merrimac" had made Confederate rams famous, and the naval officers were a little nervous.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
We lived on the Merrimac, at a ferry that they called after us, Martin's Ferry.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
If Norfolk had been taken months ago, then the rebels could not have constructed the Merrimac.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
That same year the Merrimac and Monitor fought off Newport News Point.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Twelve miles from the sea, on the bank of the Merrimac River, is the busy town of Haverhill.
"Harper's Young People, August 3, 1880" by Various
Merrimac is worthy a place in collections for the sake of variety.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
For this reason each town on the north of the Merrimac is but three miles in width.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
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In poetry:

Earth's rocky tablets bear forever
The dint of rain and small bird's track
Who knows but that my idle verses
May leave some trace by Merrimac!
"The First Flowers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"O friend! we need nor rock nor sand,
Nor storied stream of Morning-Land;
The heavens are glassed in Merrimac,—
What more could Jordan render back?
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Oh, far away beneath New England's sky,
Even when a boy,
Following my plough by Merrimac's green shore,
His simple record I have pondered o'er
With deep and quiet joy.
"Chalkey Hall" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Far behind was Ocean striving
With his chains of sand;
Southward, sunny glimpses giving,
'Twixt the swells of land,
Of its calm and silvery track,
Rolled the tranquil Merrimac.
"The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Take the warm welcome of new friends with thee,
And listening to thy home's familiar chime
Dream that thou hearest, with it keeping time,
The bells on Merrimac sound across the sea.
"To G. G." by John Greenleaf Whittier
Gnawed by the sunbeams, softened by the rain,
Heaved underneath by the swollen current's strain,
The ice-bridge yielded, and the Merrimac
Bore the huge ruin crashing down its track.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Nationally, the ironclads Monitor and Merrimac had had their battle, Confederate Gen. Back to Article.
Merrimac — Herbert J Hyder , Jr (Chuck), passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 14, 2012 after a brief illness.
More than 20 people were evacuated from their homes and an area business Monday night after an anhydrous ammonia spill near the Varsity Club in Merrimac .
6-mile backup on I-664 north at Monitor- Merrimac .
Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac .
"REBEL STEAMER ' MERRIMAC ,'" Harper's Weekly.
Exercise, music, more at Merrimac library.
MERRIMAC — These activities are planned at Merrimac Public Library.
Merrimac Industries announced that it had received a quarterly record of $9.3 million of orders in the third quarter ended Sept 27, 2008.
Merrimac Industries, Inc (www.merrimacind.com) announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nitronex Corp.
Church of Christ at Williamsburg 227 Merrimac Trail "Knowing and Making Him Known".
Merrimac — Avalanna Routh , six year old angel of Cameron and Aileen (Roberts) Routh of Merrimac, went home to Heaven early Wednesday morning after a valiant battle with cancer.
We told you earlier this year about the little 6 year old Merrimac, Massachusetts girl, Avalanna Routh .
Motorists had to use the Monitor-Merrimac as an alternative route south because the.
MERRIMAC — Plans for a 1.5-megawatt solar array for installation at the Sargent Pit well field are under consideration, and selectmen last week unanimously voted its support for the project.
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In science:

Building on this work, Barth et al. already predicted promising performance for two-dimensional DG on a simulation of the Stanford Merrimac streaming architecture .
High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods by GPU Metaprogramming
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