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- noun a tidal
floodespecially at the mouth of the AmazonRiver that regularly or occasionally rushes with a roaring noise into the river and proceeds in one or more waves that often present a very abrupt front of considerable height.
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_ "pororoca," _ that species of eddy which for three days in the height of the syzygies raises the waters of the Amazon, and turns them back at the rate of seventeen kilometers per hour.
But it is not so with the “pororoca,” that species of eddy which for three days in the height of the syzygies raises the waters of the
The Amazon River also has its Bore; the Indians, trying to imitate the sound of the roaring water, call it "pororoca."
"And whose waters the ocean does not pond back without raising in a strife which is phenomenal, a tide-race, or _'pororoca, '_ to which the ebbs, the bores, and the eddies of other rivers are but tiny ripples fanned up by the breeze."