• the Rapids of The Nile at Semneh, and The Two Fortresses Built by Usirtasen Iii
    the Rapids of The Nile at Semneh, and The Two Fortresses Built by Usirtasen Iii
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rapidness a rate that is rapid
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"A gorgeous palanquin was borne rapidly past." "A gorgeous palanquin was borne rapidly past."
"The pursuer was approaching them rapidly." "The pursuer was approaching them rapidly."
Aiming rapid fire gun Aiming rapid fire gun
Rapids of the Reuss Rapids of the Reuss

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
    • n Rapidness Quality of being rapid; rapidity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first city in the US to put fluoride in their water.
    • n rapidness The condition of being rapid, or of acting or proceeding rapidly; rapidity.
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  • Dr. Howard Murphy
    Dr. Howard Murphy
    “It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.”
  • James T. Mccay
    James T. Mccay
    “What is important is not to be able to read rapidly, but to be able to decide what not to read.”
  • Lynn White
    Lynn White
    “We live in an era when rapid change breeds fear, and fear too often congeals us into a rigidity which we mistake for stability.”
  • J. Paul Getty
    “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.”
  • George Washington
    “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “All bodies are slow in growth but rapid in decay.”


In literature:

With a throbbing heart, Roderick Hardinge walked rapidly over the brow of the citadel into Upper Town.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
By the middle of the month Winter River was firmly frozen over, except the small rapid at its commencement, which remained open all the winter.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
The man answered at once, in a rapid flow of broken English.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
The necessary hotels, lodging houses and restaurants were constructed with astounding rapidity.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Their main batteries consisted of 2 7.6-inch rapid fire and 8 6.4-inch rapid fire guns.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Have teams and plows enough to do the work rapidly.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
The bay here narrows rapidly, and the shores of Staten and Long Islands are scarcely a mile apart.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Anton took a rapid survey of his countenance, and felt his courage return.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
The beautiful forests of the Rila district are rapidly disappearing under exploitation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
When they came to the next rapids Joe told Mr. Waterman that he knew these rapids well and that it would be necessary to portage.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton

In poetry:

The heath-fowl wing their rapid flight,
The sailing curlew screams,
And on Cairntable's distant height
A speck of sunshine gleams.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Rapid as the flash of sabre,
Strong as giant's toss of caber,
Sure as victor's grasp of goal,
Came the love-stroke through his soul
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
And who think ye won the battle?
Thus the rapid changes fled—
'Twas the man of mind who conquered,
And the man of swords who fled!
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
"From the throne of heaven descending,
Glory, power, and goodness blending,
Grant us, ere the daylight dies,
Token of thy rapid rise,"
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Oh, Time! thy merits who can know?
Thy real nature who discover?
The absent lover calls thee slow,—
"Too rapid," says the happy lover.
"Time And The Lover" by Sir John Carr
Once by twilight came the princess
Up to him with rapid questions:
"I would know thy name, thy nation,
Whence thou comest, who thou art."
"The Azra" by John Hay

In news:

Law enforcement officers stand on railroad tracks behind Dave Wright Subaru on Monday, May 14, 2012, in northeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
File photo The air tower at Gerald R Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids, MI- The Aquinas College volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the WHAC tournament yesterday by defeating Lawrence Tech in three sets.
Photo taken in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kosher also is growing rapidly in the foodservice sector, but the formulation and handling restrictions are just as considerable as they are for packaged foods.
"As Grand Rapids was growing, the movement of people was also south," he said.
Chunghwa Telecom Chooses Digital Rapids Encoders and Automation for Live Streaming of 2012 Summer Olympics.
Bagger Dave's, Smashburger Coming To Grand Rapids.
I was looking through a food industry website last night, and saw an ad for a " Bagger Dave's" coming to Grand Rapids in the old Big Boy on 28th Street by 96 and Meijer.
Bagger Dave's Opens-Top 5 Grand Rapids Burger Chains.
Bagger Dave's opened Sunday in Grand Rapids in the old Big Boy on 28th Street and Kraft.
Here's the top 5 Burger Chains in Grand Rapids.
Police departments in Grand Rapids and Wisconsin Rapids are bringing back project ChildSafe.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The NCAA today revoked Joe Paterno's 2011 Gerald R Ford award, a leadership honor named for the president who hailed from Grand Rapids.
Cory Morse The Grand Rapids Press Traffic makes its way on northbound US 131 on the S-curve in Grand Rapids Thursday, June 30, 2011.

In science:

As shown in Fig. 8 the π−/π+ ratio is consistent with unity over the considered rapidity range while the K −/K + ratios drops by ∼ 30% at y = 3 from its mid-rapidity value and the p/p ratio by ∼ 70%.
Experimental summary on global observables, hadron spectra and ratios
Commonly, but not correctly, one considers a system boost invariant within a given rapidity interval if the rapidity distribution dN/dy is constant within that range.
Experimental summary on global observables, hadron spectra and ratios
The BRAHMS collaboration presented at this conference the rapidity distribution of pions, kaons, and protons and their antiparticles over 6 units of rapidity (|y | < 3) for Au+Au collisions at √sNN = 200 GeV .
Experimental summary on global observables, hadron spectra and ratios
At RHIC we are approaching an almost net-baryon free system with µB ∼ 25 MeV where, for the first time, more baryons are produced at mid-rapidity than transported from beam-rapidity.
Experimental summary on global observables, hadron spectra and ratios
DØ showed a new result on diffractive W production tagged with rapidity gaps (complementing CDF’s earlier result). W production with a rapidity gap is observed at perhaps 1% of the inclusive W rate.
Summary and Highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)