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

  • A river rising in northwest Georgia and flowing about 431 km (268 mi) generally southwest to central Alabama, where it joins the Coosa River to form the Alabama River.

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  • n. river that rises in northwestern Georgia and flows southwest through central Alabama to join the Coosa River near Montgomery and form the Alabama River


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  • The Syndicate did not particularly desire this vessel, but there was no other that could readily be made available for its purposes, and accordingly the "Tallapoosa" was purchased from the Government and work immediately begun upon her.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • Among these, going westward, were six crabs, and the spring-armoured vessel, once the "Tallapoosa," going home to a triumphant reception, such as had never before been accorded to any vessel, whether of war or peace.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • Two days afterward there lay off the coast at Brighton, with a white flag floating high above her, the old "Tallapoosa," now naval mistress of the world.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • The unlucky character of the vessel when it had been the "Tallapoosa" was known, and not a few of the men imagined that it must now be time for some new disaster to this ill-starred craft, and if her evil genius had desired fresh disaster for her, it was certainly sending her into a good place to look for it.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • The "Tallapoosa," thus transformed, was called Repeller No. 11.

    The Great War Syndicate

  • The land we own is about a mile from the Tallapoosa River.

    The Problem With Guesswork

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, I started out in Tallapoosa, exit 5, and that was, like, 11: 30 this morning.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2009

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, I started out in Tallapoosa, exit 5.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2009

  • In that song Miller also sings about "The pompatus of love." (thanks, Patrick - Tallapoosa, GA) Miller got the line at the end, "I really love your peaches want to shake your tree, lovey dovey, lovey dovey ..." from "Lovey Dovey," a 1953 song by R&B group The Clovers.

    The Pompitous of Love

  • According to the AL Genweb, Tallapoosa and Coosa are adjoining counties.

    Genealogue Challenge #116


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