Potomac River

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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.
Abstract--This study assessed the aging techniques and growth rates of river herring, the alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), in the tributaries of the Potomac River in northern Virginia.
Inflated by high tide and days of torrential rain, the Potomac River had spilled over its banks, and that morning, Snowhite and Evans found themselves thigh-deep in floodwater, trying to spot disoriented fish flitting among the Japanese cherry trees.
Built in 1980 and extensively renovated in the past five years with capital improvements of approximately $17.5 million, this 19-story office building sits near the Potomac River with panoramic river and monument views.
Gary Holland won one title and finished runner-up in another at June's Paralyzed Veterans of America Capital Clash on the Potomac River in Potomac River, Md.
Having cleared the Shenandoah Valley of Union soldiers and crossed the Potomac River to invade the north for the third time during the Civil War, says Quint, General Jubal Early's Confederate Army anticipated taking the US capital Washington within days.
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