from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river of Venezuela flowing more than 2,414 km (1,500 mi), partly along the Colombia-Venezuela border, to the Atlantic Ocean. The mouth of the river was probably discovered by Columbus in 1498.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the Orinoco river basin of Venezuela.
- proper n. A South American river flowing 1600 miles (2410 km) from Brazil through Venezuela to the Atlantic Ocean.
- proper n. The Orinoco river basin of Venezuela.
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- n. a South American river 1,500 miles long; flows into the South Atlantic
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When the barrel sank the currents drifted it northwards down what we call the Orinoco
Orinoco, which is the large Saudi national oil company, says 99 percent of its managers are Saudis, so its should not disrupt production over there.
Encircled with Spanish troops, it remained, nevertheless, a practical republic in itself, and the vast basin of the Orinoco was the cradle of Venezuelan freedom.
The most northern of the great cataracts of the Orinoco is the only one bounded on each side by lofty mountains.
To the south of the Orinoco is another thickly-wooded region, known as the Silvas; which, united to the woods of Guiana and those of
On the western bank of the Orinoco, which is low and flat, the Peak of Uniana rises abruptly more than 3000 feet high.
Gumilla having gone but little above the confluence of the Meta, it is not surprising that he had no knowledge of the bifurcation of the Orinoco, which is found by the sinuosities of the river to be one hundred and twenty leagues distant from the Raudal of Tabaje.
In 1750, La Condamine and D'Anville* were still of opinion that the Orinoco was a branch of the Caqueta coming from the south-east, and that the Rio Negro issued immediately from it.
In a new assessment (PDF), government geologists with the United States Geological Survey have provided a dramatic new estimate of how much oil is "technically recoverable" from these oil sands, in an area known as the Orinoco oil belt: 513 billion barrels of heavy oil.
"the largest accumulation ever assessed" by the U.S.G.S. The Orinoco is a critical component of Venezuela's claim to holding the world's biggest oil reserves, ahead of S.udi Arabia's 264 billion barrels.