from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river of western Europe formed by the confluence of two tributaries in eastern Switzerland and flowing about 1,319 km (820 mi) north and northwest through Germany and the Netherlands to its two-pronged outlet on the North Sea. It is a major commercial shipping waterway linked by canals to other important European rivers and passes through a number of scenic valleys.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A river that flows through Switzerland, Germany, west Bavaria, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A water course; a ditch.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spelling of rine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
- n. a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
For I am of the opinion, perhaps in contrast to many whose standpoint I share in other respects, that the reconquest of the German-speaking left bank of the Rhine is a matter of national honour, and that the Germanisation of a disloyal Holland and of Belgium is a political necessity for us.
They said look the West Bank of the Rhine is German.
If he explains to you that we may have to fight the Russians, that, if so, it will be desirable to defend the line of the Rhine, and that, if the line of the Rhine is to be defended, the help of the
France will never feel secure until she is on the Rhine from the mouth of Flanders to the border in Switzerland, and as long as that continues there is no way for disarmament, and there is no hope for peace in Europe.
There are certain Rhine bridges which are absolutely vital to the German army for the carrying of supplies from behind.
Rhine from the Germanic body, and to acknowledge his Cisalpine Republic.
The Rhine from the Dutch to the Swiss Frontier, with 15 Map
"And some of them call the Rhine the 'Whine,'" I said, giving an admirable imitation of poor Hicks's drawling manner.
The Rhine is likewise in many parts passable at least two years out of five.
Germany was divided by the Rhine from the Gallic, and on the south, by the Danube, from the Illyrian, provinces of the empire.
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