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Ralph Waldo Emerson: The River

The RiverAnd I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that my infant eye Admired, sage doubting whence the traveller came,— Whence brought his sunny…

The Illiad: The Battle in the River Scamander.

The Battle of the Gods, and th... The Death of Hector. The Battle in the River Scamander. The Trojans fly before Achilles, some towards the town, others to the river Scamander; he fall…

Brewer's: Bend Sinister

He has a bend sinister. He was not born in lawful wedlock. In heraldry, a band running from the upper right-hand corner to the lower left-hand corner (as the shield appears before you on pa…

Brewer's: Bend

meaning power, as Beyond my bend, i.e. my means or power. The allusion is to a bow or spring; if strained beyond its bending power, it breaks. (See Bent.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…

Brewer's: Grecian Bend

(The). An affectation in walking, with the body stooped slightly forward, assumed by English ladies in 1875. The silliness spread to America and other countries which affect passing odditie…

Walt Whitman: From Pent-Up Aching Rivers

From Pent-Up Aching RiversFrom pent-up aching rivers, From that of myself without which I were nothing, From what I am determin'd to make illustrious, even if I stand sole among men, From …

Red River

Red River. 1 River, 1,222 mi (1,967 km) long, southernmost of the large tributaries of the Mississippi River. It rises in two branches in the Texas Panhandle and flows SE between Texas and Oklahoma an…

The Longest River

The Question: What is the longest river in the world and how long is it and through what countries does it flow? The Answer: The Nile is the lon…