Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 209 km (130 mi) long, of southeast Pennsylvania flowing generally southeast to the Delaware River at Philadelphia.

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Examples

  • One of the first operations meditated by Washington after crossing the Schuylkill was the destruction of a large quantity of hay which remained in the islands above the mouth of Darby creek, within the power of the British.

    Life and Times of Washington

  • One of the first operations meditated by General Washington after crossing the Schuylkill was the destruction of a large quantity of hay which remained in the islands above the mouth of Derby Creek, within the power of the British.

    The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5) Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States

  • I also think the Schuylkill is a more attractive, better option from the business aspect.

    Phillies Zone

  • South Philadelphia known as Schuylkill or Southwest Center City.

    Phillies Zone

  • a Philadelphia ship, called the Schuylkill, on board which I shipped as second-mate, while Marble and Neb took the berths of foremast Jacks.

    Miles Wallingford Sequel to "Afloat and Ashore"

  • Commissioner of the Revenues, proceeded to that State for that purpose, sailing on the brig "Schuylkill" which carried oxen and horses which were "of the highest importance to the expediting of the timber for the several frigates," to which Captain Barry was to give all possible exertions "to the cutting and transportation of the timber for his own and every other frigate."

    The Story of Commodore John Barry

  • On October 14th the "Schuylkill" arrived at Gashayes Bluff, on the island of St. Simon, where he found Mr. John T. Morgan, superintendent of cutting the timber, but not "a stick of wood cut."

    The Story of Commodore John Barry

  • The night we met, at that café on the Schuylkill River Tom insisted upon, she was dressed very low key, in beige slacks and a cream sweater, as if she knew she could rely on her personality for color.

    The Bird House

  • In eastern Pennsylvania, a tornado that touched down Thursday in Schuylkill County was the second twister to hit the area this week, the National Weather Service said.

    Severe storms wreak havoc from Vermont to Georgia

  • The museum's collection could be among the most valuable physical assets relocated in American history, rolling down Philadelphia's ulcer-inducing Schuylkill Expressway, or via shortcuts through sketchy Fairmount Park.

    The $25 Billion Art Move

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  • .........and the expressway that runs along it - the surekill

    January 15, 2012