American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An estuary of the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York City flowing into Upper New York Bay. It was so named by the Dutch to distinguish it from the "South River,” known today as the Delaware River.
“North River and Middle River, running from the west, unite near Mount Meridian in Augusta County.”
“Cross Keys road crosses the North River by a good bridge, into the town, and another road runs northeast from the town by a ford in the South River, and down the south fork, by Conrad's store, to Luray.”
“I telegraphed to him to move to the North River at Mount Crawford at once, which he did early next day.”
“Obedient to Jackson's orders, they had left their line near Cross Keys to cross, and then burn, the North River bridge.”
“The South River normally could be forded there with ease, but the North River could be crossed only by a bridge, beyond which the main road ran to Harrisonburg.”
“Should events preclude attacking Frémont, then the destruction of the bridge over the North River would leave Frémont powerless to force action or even attempt quick pursuit.”
“From the village the traveler on the road to Harrisonburg traversed the North River on a long wooden structure, but there was no bridge over the South River or over the South Fork near the junction of the two streams.”
“As soon as we entered the North River everyone on board, including the captain, would be under the jurisdiction of the New York police, and Wolfe could call Cramer on the ship-toshore phone, give him the picture, and tell him to meet the boat at the pier.”
The Black Mountain
“Strategically, the important area was the left bank of the North River near the confluence; there commanding ground overlooked the village.”
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