Definitions

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  • n. a river in Alabama formed by the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers near Montgomery; flows southwestward to become a tributary of the Mobile River

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Examples

  • In the usually humid countryside near Selma, Ala., snow incongruously stuck to Spanish moss draped across swamp trees near the Alabama River.

    Even the Deep South Gets Snow

  • -- Montgomery has enticed travelers since the days of Hernando de Soto who staked a Spanish flag on the banks of the Alabama River in 1540.

    Montgomery ��� Courageous, Visionary and Rebellious

  • As they walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, high above the Alabama River, they ran into state troopers and local police wielding tear gas and billy clubs.

    Touring the Civil Rights Trail

  • JOHN ZARRELLA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Bob Mants has walked this bridge over the Alabama River in Selma many times.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2009

  • At left, Dr. King, fourth adult from right in the front row, waved as marchers streamed across the Alabama River on March 21, 1965.

    One Too Many?

  • With emotions aroused by the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, the Red Sticks sought to avenge a surprise attack on a village with an attack on Fort Mims near the mouth of the Alabama River in August, 1813.

    History of American Women

  • Once across the Alabama River, the candidates climbed atop a small, tree-shaded stage, where organizers planned to honor Mr. Clinton with his award.

    It���s Obamalot!

  • You've got, let's see, 65 which follows into the state capitol in Montgomery that's where you have the Coosa River and the Warrior River, they come together a little bit farther to the South but a great chunk of the Alabama River that goes in very close to the capitol in Montgomery.

    CNN Transcript Mar 1, 2007

  • The bodies of two young children have been recovered from an Alabama River.

    CNN Transcript Jul 18, 2005

  • We drove up the Alabama River today on some country roads, through some small towns.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2004

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