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Usage examples for RAPIDS

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. “ I crossed over the rapids with the help of a pole explained Joe – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  4. I've shot the rapids with my Indian guides many a time – Killykinick by Mary T. Waggaman
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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)
  11. “ I cannot tell how many times we had to walk on account of falls or rapids – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. First sight of Rapids – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. “ 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
  18. The next day they found rapids in plenty indeed – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  19. “ 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
  20. 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