Potomac River


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Po·to·mac River

 (pə-tō′mək)
A river of the eastern United States rising in northeast West Virginia and flowing about 600 km (370 mi) along the Virginia-Maryland border to Chesapeake Bay. It is navigable for large ships to Washington, DC.
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Noun1.Potomac River - a river in the east central United StatesPotomac River - a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay
Free State, Maryland, Old Line State, MD - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Mountain State, West Virginia, WV - a state in east central United States
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Upon those considerations, I went on with telling my husband the absolute necessity there was of our not settling in Potomac River, at least that we should be presently made public there; whereas if we went to any other place in the world, we should come in with as much reputation as any family that came to plant; that, as it was always agreeable to the inhabitants to have families come among them to plant, who brought substance with them, either to purchase plantations or begin new ones, so we should be sure of a kind, agreeable reception, and that without any possibility of a discovery of our circumstances.
On this news we hired a sloop to take in our goods, and taking, as it were, a final farewell of Potomac River, we went with all our cargo over to Maryland.
In the next place, we were full a hundred miles up Potomac River, in a part which they call Westmoreland County, and as that river is by far the greatest in Virginia, and I have heard say it is the greatest river in the world that falls into another river, and not directly into the sea, so we had base weather in it, and were frequently in great danger; for though we were in the middle, we could not see land on either side for many leagues together.
The heights of this neighbourhood, above the Potomac River, are very picturesque: and are free, I should conceive, from some of the insalubrities of Washington.
USA Fiber said it has announced a new unique dark fiber build connecting Ashburn to Baltimore that creates a new fiber crossing the Potomac River, uniquely underground and bypassing Washington DC.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- USA FIBER, a company that engineers, builds and operates mission critical dark fiber networks for clients in the telecommunications, Internet, data center, government, research & education and large enterprise space, has today announced a new unique dark fiber build connecting Ashburn to Baltimore that creates a new fiber crossing the Potomac River, uniquely underground and bypassing Washington DC.
The C&O Canal Companion: A Journey Through Potomac History has been substantially revised for its second updated edition, and provides an in-depth survey of the 184-mile Potomac River waterway that runs from Washington D.
1982: A Boeing 737 crashed into a bridge, hitting five ships and killing 78 people, on the Potomac River in the US.
It was Maryland runners who got the chance to walk away with the two "Potomac XC Cups" signifying cross country supremacy on the states and Washington DC that are located along the Potomac River.
The USS Princeton, a new American warship, was on a short cruise on the Potomac River carrying President John Tyler and other dignitaries and investors when one of its cannons exploded, killing eight people and injuring others.
The weather could not have been more perfect with a cool summer breeze as attendees sailed down the Potomac River on the Nina's Dandy.
She formed The Committee for a More Beautiful Capital, and encouraged her husband to declare the Potomac River "a national disgrace," which drew attention to the declining health of America's waterways and was a catalyst for the eventual Clean Water Act of 1972.

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