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Larry (Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg) 1923–2002, U.S. painter.
William Halse [hawls] , 1865–1922, English physiologist and anthropologist.
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Rivers (ˈrɪvəz)
a state of S Nigeria, in the Niger river delta on the Gulf of Guinea. Capital: Port Harcourt. Pop: 5 185 400 (2006). Area: 11 077 sq km (4277 sq miles)

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. riviere, from V.L. *riparia "riverbank, seashore, river" (cf. Sp. ribera, It. riviera), noun use of fem. of L. riparius "of a riverbank" (see riparian). The O.E. word was ea (see aqua-). U.S. slang phrase up the river "in prison"
(1891) is originally in ref. to Sing Sing prison, which was lit. "up the (Hudson) river" from New York City. Phrase down the river "done with" perhaps echoes sense in to sell down the river (1851), originally of troublesome slaves, to sell from the Upper South to the harsher cotton plantations of the Deep South.
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river   (rĭv'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
A wide, natural stream of fresh water that flows into an ocean or other large body of water and is usually fed by smaller streams, called tributaries, that enter it along its course. A river and its tributaries form a drainage basin, or watershed, that collects the runoff throughout the region and channels it along with erosional sediments toward the river. The sediments are typically deposited most heavily along the river's lower course, forming floodplains along its banks and a delta at its mouth.
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