Definition of Potomac River
1. Noun. A river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay.
Group relationships: Free State, Maryland, Md, Old Line State, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Va, Virginia, Mountain State, West Virginia, Wv
Generic synonyms: River
Lexicographical Neighbors of Potomac River
Literary usage of Potomac River
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"200 N. 66 E., seventy-two poles to a sycamore standing at the point, and thence up Potomac river N. 48° VV., two hundred poles to a chestnut tree standing ..."
2. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1857)
"Potomac River. liad chosen to accept of part from one und part from the other, lie presumed the jurisdiction of the Potomac, let it have been held by either ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1910)
"They reached the conclusion (bat following the description in the charter of Charles I. to Lord Baltimore, the right •r south bank of the Potomac river, ..."
4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... as they would all the time have been between our army and the Potomac River, and had they started from Washington at the promised time they would have ..."
5. Potomac Landings by Paul Wilstach (1921)
"CHAPTER I General Survey of the Potomac River—Tidewater and Fresh Water —Estuaries of the ... THE Potomac River has two quite dissimilar characters. ..."
6. A History of the National Capital from Its Foundation Through the Period of by Wilhelmus Bogart Bryan (1914)
"... in the proposal to bring together representatives of the two states of Maryland and Virginia to consider trade regulation for the Potomac River. ..."