(rĭv′ər-wərd) also riv·er·wards (-wərdz)
Toward a river.
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The Black Smoke drifted slowly riverward all through Monday morning, creep- ing nearer and nearer to us, driving at last along the roadway outside the house that hid us.
Perhaps either the larvae were not finding the two more riverward sites suitable for settlement, or they were not surviving the 2 wk period between collections due to stress from environmental parameters such as temperature, salinity, or desiccation, or alternatively, predation.
Presently in London, she is drawn towards the Thames, her thoughts and memories eddying like the currents as she makes her way riverward. Trevor extracts a final piece of oblique symbolism from Felicia's geographical location by having her recall an occasion when a fellow vagrant, Tapper, marveled at London's capacity to encompass both militaryvalor and criminal depravity, the former represented by the statue of Sir Charles James Napier (13) in Trafalgar Square, the latter by John Reginald Christie.
A waterfall caught us and flipped our raft, tossing everyone skyward and riverward. I plunged toward the bottom, miraculously churned upward, and used the good ol' crawl stroke to reach the rescue boat.
His preferred method of commentary involves surprisingly superficial remarks on alliteration ("those l- and v- and r-sounds cascade through 'leaps from lava,' then 'riverward over rock / reverberating ...") and meter ("falling rhythms ...
Based on physiographic form, temperature ranges, and sediments, strata 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9 were considered inner or riverward strata, whereas 4, 5, 6, and 7 were considered outer or oceanic-influenced strata.
A recent study demonstrated an active riverward migration of Dieset parr (age 2-8 years) a few days after ice breakup, suggesting a migrational strategy to improve growth (Gulseth and Nilssen, 1999).
Merchant Taylors' School was hollowed out of the Manor of the Rose, an ornate Plantagenet structure in turn prised out of the tight-knit riverward lanes by Sir John Poulteney, five times Lord Mayor of London in the reign of Edward III, and later the town-house of the Duke of Buckingham decapitated by Henry VIII.

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