from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Or in Mexico Río Bra·vo (bräˈvō)Rio Grande 1 A river, about 3,033 km (1,885 mi) long, rising in southwest Colorado and flowing generally south through central New Mexico to southwest Texas, where it turns southeast and forms the U.S.-Mexican border for the rest of its course. It empties into the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico.
- A city of extreme southeast Brazil at the southern entrance of the Lagoa dos Patos. It is a major processing and shipping center. Population: 188,000.
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- n. a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico
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After driving about some time and nearly running on a dangerous coast, they came at last to the mouth of a great river which they called Rio Grande,
We all agreed to this, and appointed to go away ourselves towards the Rio de la Plata, where we had thought of going before, and to wait for him, not there, but at Port St Pedro, as the Spaniards call it, lying at the mouth of the river which they call Rio Grande, and where the Spaniards had a small fort and a few people, but we believe there was nobody in it.
It's an unquestionably tragic story: Ciudad Juárez, the largest city found on the opposite side of the river we call the Rio Grande (in Mexico it is called the Río Bravo del Norte), has since 1993 seen the murder or disappearance of hundreds of young women, many of them workers in the large maquiladoras set up in the wake of the NAFTA agreement.
Depending on how it is measured, the Rio Grande is the twenty-second longest river in the world and the fourth or fifth longest in North America.
The next town is called Rio Grande, and it's pronounced "R-eye-oh Grand."
But south of El Paso, as it flows through one of the emptiest regions of America, the Rio Grande is a war zone, and long has been.
Republican House candidate and former reality TV show contestant Raj Peter Bhakta believes riding an elephant across the Rio Grande is the way to take a seat away from the Democrats.
The Rio Grande is the only thing that divides the two Laredos.
St - Denis, adventurous and enterprising, met with remarkable success and the trail known as the old San Antonio road from Nacogdoches to the Rio Grande was the artery through which commerce flowed between the nations.
Out there by the Rio Grande is a Colonel Robert E. Lee, of whom Virginia may well be proud!
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