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Platte

(plæt)
n
(Placename) a river system of the central US, formed by the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte at North Platte, Nebraska: flows generally east to the Missouri River. Length: 499 km (310 miles)

Platte

(plæt)

n.
a river flowing E from the junction of the North and South Platte rivers in central Nebraska to the Missouri River S of Omaha. 310 mi. (500 km) long.
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Noun1.Platte - a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri RiverPlatte - a river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
Cornhusker State, Nebraska, NE - a midwestern state on the Great Plains
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On the 28th, they breakfasted on one of the islands which lie at the mouth of the Nebraska or Platte River - the largest tributary of the Missouri, and about six hundred miles above its confluence with the Mississippi.
It proved, however, that they were a part of the war party, the skeleton of whose canoe had been seen at the mouth of the river Platte, and the reflection of whose fires had been descried in the air.
The Kansas resemble the Osages in features, dress, and language; they raise corn and hunt the buffalo, ranging the Kansas River, and its tributary streams; at the time of the captain's visit, they were at war with the Pawnees of the Nebraska, or Platte River.
On leaving Omaha, it passes along the left bank of the Platte River as far as the junction of its northern branch, follows its southern branch, crosses the Laramie territory and the Wahsatch Mountains, turns the Great Salt Lake, and reaches Salt Lake City, the Mormon capital, plunges into the Tuilla Valley, across the American Desert, Cedar and Humboldt Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and descends, via Sacramento, to the Pacific--its grade, even on the Rocky Mountains, never exceeding one hundred and twelve feet to the mile.
Anyway, she came pretty close to crossin' the plains, because she was born in a wagon on the River Platte on the way out.
In their front were stretched those broad plains, which extend, with so little diversity of character, to the bases of the Rocky Mountains; and many long and dreary miles in their rear, foamed the swift and turbid waters of La Platte.
And we talked of old ships, of sea-accidents, of break-downs, dismast ings; and of a man who brought his ship safe to Liverpool all the way from the River Platte under a jury rudder.
The North Platte City Council has granted approval to Marvin Planning Consultants out of David City to conduct a housing study for Lincoln County.
Cops were violating the rights of the residents of Ville Platte, Louisiana, as far back as anyone can remember.
US-based private equity firm Platte River Equity has acquired MFG Chemical in partnership with the Charles E.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 28, 2017-MFG Chemical acquired by Platte River Equity for undisclosed amount
Grieve Pipeline, a subsidiary of Elk Petroleum, launched a binding open season seeking long-term commitments from shippers for firm transportation capacity on a crude oil pipeline interconnecting with Platte Pipeline Station in Wyoming.