from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A river of western Europe rising in eastern Switzerland and flowing about 1,320 km (820 mi) north and northwest through Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. A major route for travel and commercial shipping, it has historically been of great economic and military importance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A spelling of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. A water course; a ditch.
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- proper noun A river that flows through Switzerland, Germany, west
Bavaria, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
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- noun United States parapsychologist (1895-1980)
- noun a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
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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.
Empire and Aviation 1917
Rhine from the Germanic body, and to acknowledge his Cisalpine Republic.
A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele 1877
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 Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray 1837
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.