American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Susquehannock.
- n. a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay
“But I've heard the Susquehanna is always a good choice.”
“They crossed the Alleghanies, and discovered a great river, which they called Susquehanna, and then they moved on until they came to the”
“The Susquehanna is a cold river and it is possible that Barnes' body had been in the river since shortly after her disappearance and was only recently stirred up by warmer weather and storms, Sheridan said.”
“The name Susquehanna was a special joy to him, and he took pleasure in rolling it on his tongue, adding to its music with the rich tones of his voice, as he repeated it: "Susquehanna!”
“The western boundary of that treaty in the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna has been a source of some confusion because of the employment of the name "Tiadaghton" in the treaty to designate that boundary.”
“The bridge over the Susquehanna is the longest in the”
“Our companion ships are out of sight astern, except the Susquehanna, which is behind us only about a mile.”
“But as to the latter the doctors disagree, some claiming that Susquehanna, which is not an Iroquois but an Algonquin word, means "muddy stream"; others, following Dr. Beauchamp, that it is a corruption of a word meaning "river with long reaches.”
“And when I had asked the name of a river from the brakesman, and heard that it was called the Susquehanna, the beauty of the name seemed to be part and parcel of the beauty of the land.”
“As when Adam with divine fitness named the creatures, so this word Susquehanna was at once accepted by the fancy.”
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