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Definition of River horse
River horseRiver Riv"er, n. [F. riv[`e]re a river, LL. riparia river,
bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or
shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf.
1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and
emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream;
a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.
Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is
delightful to drink as they flow. --Macaulay.
2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers
of blood; rivers of oil.
River chub (Zo["o]l.), the hornyhead and allied species of
River crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water crabs of
the genus Thelphusa, as T. depressa of Southern
River dragon, a crocodile; -- applied by Milton to the king
River driver, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down
River duck (Zo["o]l.), any species of duck belonging to
Anas, Spatula, and allied genera, in which the hind
toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard
and pintail; -- opposed to sea duck.
River god, a deity supposed to preside over a river as its
River herring (Zo["o]l.), an alewife.
River hog. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any species of African wild hogs of the genus
Potamoch[oe]rus. They frequent wet places along the
(b) The capybara.
River horse (Zo["o]l.), the hippopotamus.
River jack (Zo["o]l.), an African puff adder (Clotho
nasicornis) having a spine on the nose.
River limpet (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water, air-breathing
mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped
River pirate (Zo["o]l.), the pike.
River snail (Zo["o]l.), any species of fresh-water
gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera.
See Pond snail, under Pond.
River tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous fresh-water
tortoises inhabiting rivers, especially those of the genus
Trionyx and allied genera. See Trionyx. river horseHippopotamus Hip`po*pot"a*mus, n.; pl. E. Hippopotamuses, L.
Hippopotami. [L., from Gr.?; "i`ppos horse + ? river. Cf.
A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus
amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to
the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and
square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick
and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the
behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river
horse. A smaller species (H. Liberiencis) inhabits Western
Meaning of River horse from wikipedia
- River Horse
is the literal English translation
of the Gr**** word Hippopotamus
uses include: River Horse
(sculpture), a sculpture
- The Kicking Horse River
is in the Canadian Rockies
of southeastern British
Columbia, Canada. The river
in 1858, when James
Hector, a member
- The Horse River
is a river
of Minnesota. List of rivers
Coordinates: 48°06′39″N 91°42′26″W / 48.1107276°N 91.7073480°W / 48.1107276; -91...
- River Horse Brewery
is a craft brewery
in Ewing Township
County, New Jersey. It was started
in 1996 but then came under
- The River Horse
is a bronze sculpture
of a hippopotamus located
on the campus
of George Washington
University. It is in front
from "river horse
" to "wind horse
have been reinforced
by ****ociations in Tibet
of the "ideal horse
" (rta chogs) with swiftness...
- in the form of a "brook horse
" (see below). The modern Scandinavian names
from Old Norse
". Thus, it is likely
- The Wild Horse River
, formerly known
as Wild Horse
Cr****, is a tributary
of the Kootenay River
it near the town of Fort Steele, British
- journeys through
by boat (River Horse
, 1999) and, in his best known
work (1982's Blue Highways), about
- The Funny River
Fire or the Funny River Horse Trail
Fire was a forest
fire that began
on May 19, 2014 near Soldotna, Alaska. It quickly
grew to over 20...
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