River jack

Definitions

  • THE WORK OF THE BRIDGE-BUILDERS. A TOWER OF THE NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH ALSO ILLUSTRATES THE NARROW ESCAPE OF JACK MCGREGGOR ON THE SWINGING COLUMN
    THE WORK OF THE BRIDGE-BUILDERS. A TOWER OF THE NEW EAST RIVER BRIDGE. THIS PHOTOGRAPH ALSO ILLUSTRATES THE NARROW ESCAPE OF JACK MCGREGGOR ON THE SWINGING COLUMN
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • River jack (Zoöl) an African puff adder (Clotho nasicornis) having a spine on the nose.
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Usage

In literature:

When the lumber jacks were driving logs they used to have their wamigans tie up in the river just outside that front door.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Jack Kilmeny crossed the river by the rope ferry and followed the trail that ran up.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
We have not space to follow them through all the details of that winter at Jack River.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
Blood River Jack replied with an indefinite sweep of his arm to the southward.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Jack, however, was not to be turned from his intention of getting down to the banks of the river.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then, with one of Dr. Rivals' books, Jack sought a quiet nook on the bank of the river.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
Bound to get to London River, eh, Jack, same as we started out on the silly little raft.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Their line was along the river and close to it, which looked as if they were following the trail of the Sauk and Jack Carleton.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
By the time Jack and Fred joined the crowd along the river bank the fun was at its height.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
So far as Jack could judge they were retreating from the river and going up hill.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
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In poetry:

"The filly's failing fast," thought Jack; "she's
nothing but a weed,
It’s a certainty she can't keep long in front.
I'll make a splendid target, if he likes to draw a
bead, As I try to cross the river on the punt."
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Music Stephen Carradini Jack's Mannequin with Steel Train, Lady Danville and River James 6 pm Friday Diamond Ballroom 8001 S Eastern diamondballroom.net, 677-9169 $19 advance, $24 door.
With board chair Jack Edmonds casting the only dissenting vote, Mille Lacs County commissioners voted 4-1 at their May 1 meeting to turn down a request by Knife River Corp. To expand use of a gravel pit.
Peter Clark of Shark River Hills invited me to join him this morning for a striped bass jigging trip on his center console, Magic Jack, out of Belmar.
Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin stopped by the River Studios to perform in the Moxie Java Listener Lounge.
Jack "The Swede" Husberg fishing on the Klamath River in 1973.
Now living in Crystal River and leading a prison ministry, Jack Murphy became a legend for stealing jewels.
There are water taxi's to help people get around to the different sites, including Port O'Call, Tin City, Bayfront, and Naples Harbour-Jack's River Bar.
The US Waterski Show Team is a water-ski club based out of Scotia, where they can be seen weekly on Tuesday nights in front of Jumpin' Jacks Drive In along the Mohawk River.
Jack Huizenga's first-quarter dunk ignites Del Oro's victory 70-51 win over River City Friday night at Bonner Gym.
Jack Huizenga scored a game-high 17 points, including two dunks , one of which was the catalyst of a 15-5 first-quarter run for the Eagles in a 70-51 victory over River City Friday at Bonner Gym.
Jack Robinson and Kelly Slater in Margaret River more.
Deadline Now l 2009 Oct Nov Dec. Friday, December 18, 2009 Host Jack Lessenberry takes a look at the continuing controversy over who should build a new bridge over the Detroit River.
However, I feel the need to express my feelings of support for Congressman Jack Kingston who has been under attack lately because funding for the deepening of the Savannah River channel has not been "ear marked".
Thief River Falls' Ryan Crosson scores the game- tying goal in the third period as Breck's Grant Opeerman (14) and goalie Jack Kenney look on during Wednesday night's Minnesota Class 1A boys hockey tournament in St Paul.
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