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riverhead

[riv-er-hed] /ˈrɪv ərˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the source or spring of a river.
Origin of riverhead
1675-1685
1675-85; river1 + head
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  • There are large cranberry fields near the village of Calverton, immediately W. of riverhead.

  • The hotel is larger and more pretentious than that at riverhead.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • There is little or no attraction in the scenery along the eighteen or twenty miles of river between Auckland and riverhead.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • There at the riverhead they made a dam of timber and turf, and dammed in the lake.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • He drives the coach, carries the mails, and bosses the bullock-drays that convey goods between riverhead and Helensville.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
  • She reads the riverhead paper probably, and a magazine of some sort, appealing to her feminine viewpoint.

    Dreamy Hollow Sumner Charles Britton
  • They were to make an early start and reach riverhead, the end of navigation on the Chelton, early in the afternoon.

  • Seemingly everybody called at her home; even George Carver of riverhead made a special trip to pay his respects.

    Dreamy Hollow Sumner Charles Britton
  • The fact that he was soon to depart with his bride for their new home in riverhead failed to develop any medals for him.

    Dreamy Hollow Sumner Charles Britton
  • Our road lies at first through the fern lands beyond riverhead, and we soon lose sight of the settlement.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay

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