Usage examples for RAPIDS

  1. These falls and rapids afford all unlimited motive power for machinery of every description; and here many cotton mills and other factories have been established, and are multiplying every year. – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  2. " Then we went on to the White House Rapids, and here we let our boat through with long ropes. – All about the Klondyke gold mines by J. Armoy Knox J. G. Pratt
  3. And when it came to taking the rapids, with the same days of hard work that lie before us now, they were too weak, and they sickened, the mother first, then the daughter. – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  4. I've shot the rapids with my Indian guides many a time. – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman
  5. Then, again, it might be merely that they had missed their track in the forest; or could it be that they had ventured to reach Goat Island in a canoe, and had been carried down the rapids. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  6. I cannot tell how many times we had to walk on account of falls or rapids. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  7. By- and- by an awful peril came, for two- score children had set a great raft loose upon the river, and they drifted down towards the rapids in the sight of the people; and mothers and helpless fathers wrung their hands, for on the swift tide no boat could reach them, and none could intercept the raft. – Parables Of A Province by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 13, 2009
  8. Alan had required barely half of the hundred dollars which Benjamin Corvet had sent to Blue Rapids, for his expenses in Chicago; and he had brought with him from " home" a hundred dollars of his own. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer
  9. I crossed over the rapids with the help of a pole, explained Joe. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  10. Skilled rivermen, by holding their John- boats and canoes close to the far shore, might run the rapids with safety. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  11. The country round the Oswego is fertile and beautiful, and the river, with its islands, falls, and rapids, very picturesque. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  12. The night was very dark, but the Maoris, well acquainted with the river, navigated dexterously amid the rocks and occasional rapids in their course. – Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G. Kingston
  13. The next day they found rapids in plenty, indeed. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  14. This creek grows broader and becomes a little stream, through which the hunters sometimes paddle their canoes, as a short cut to the lower part of the lake near Crook's Rapids. – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  15. Then their horrified eyes discovered the man, by this time far out in midstream, drifting more surely, more rapidly every second, towards the rapids. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  16. If Nyall had understood his superior and had conducted himself accordingly, he might himself have been president and general manager of the White Rapids Motor Company to- day. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  17. A minute, or two minutes at the most, will see you through the rapids to calm current beyond. – The-Grand-Canyon-of-Arizona-how-to-see-it by James, George Wharton
  18. First sight of Rapids. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  19. Another reason was the changing moods of the Algonkin Indians of Canada and the Middle West; and still another, the enormous difficulties of travel through the vast forests and along streams frequently strewn with rapids. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  20. His route lay down the Maumee River, at the rapids of which Lieutenant- Governor Simcoe had built a fort and stationed a small garrison, in anticipation of an American attack upon Detroit, which was supposed to be Wayne's objective. – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson