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[awl-tuh-muh-haw] /ˈɔl tə məˌhɔ/
a river in SE Georgia, formed by the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers and flowing to the Atlantic Ocean. 137 miles (220 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But when towns and forts were planned and begun on the Altamaha their opposition became more outspoken.

    The Moravians in Georgia Adelaide L. Fries
  • "We are from over the river," answered the man, meaning the Altamaha.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • Oglethorpe remained on the Altamaha but a few days, and then returned to Savannah for the rest of his colonists.

    The Moravians in Georgia Adelaide L. Fries
  • Before arriving at this place they crossed a great river which was either the Oconee or the Altamaha River.

  • In the Altamaha River there are several species of unios—such, for instance, as the wonderful spinous unio—not found elsewhere.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte
  • The Altamaha had had but little success, and was comparatively empty.

  • The white mullet, shad, and perch of the Altamaha are the most excellent animals that ever went in water.

    Records of Later Life Frances Ann Kemble
  • The stream from whence they are named is an up country river, which, by its junction with the Ocmulgee, forms the Altamaha.

  • The little Altamaha now backed out from the pier into rough water again, and the hissing ceased.

    Jupiter Lights Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • At the mouth of the Altamaha is a small cluster of houses, scarce deserving the name of a village, called Doboy.

    Records of Later Life Frances Ann Kemble

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