from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A river, about 1,045 km (650 mi) long, rising in western Papua New Guinea and flowing generally southeastward to the Gulf of Papua.
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Ebia came from a tribe called the Gogodala, who lived in the Fly River area not far from where young Michael Rockefeller perished after swimming to shore from his becalmed sailboat.
One From The Hart Stefanie Powers 2010
The position which has been occupied for several years by the two distinguished ministers whose self sacrifice in endeavoring to spread the Light through the dark places of the tropical forests of a savage land is well known to the subscribers to the N.E. M., precludes the possibility of a mistake being made in this matter, and yet they declare in a letter which we publish this morning that the manner in which Mr. Courtland pursued his so-called explorations in the forests which line the banks of the Fly River has practically made impossible all attempts at mission work in that region.
Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore 1893