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  • proper n. A river in South America, now more commonly called the Rio de la Plata.


Translation of the Spanish Río de la Plata, using the obsolete English term plate ("silver"). (Wiktionary)


  • The time had come for the last of the three cruisers whigh fought the Battle of the River Plate to say goodbye to Rear-Admiral Harwood, leaving him flying his flag in a ship manned almost entirely by re - servists and which had no association with the events of the past few weeks.

    Graf Spee

  • Trevanion sinking until about 6th December and then, dependent on the state of the machinery, either return home or operate against the River Plate traffic.

    Graf Spee

  • Because of the ties between England and the River Plate countries,


  • While this was going on the crews of the Tairoa (with the exception of the Chief Officer, Chief Engineer, Wireless Operator and Chief Refrigerating Officer) and Doric Star were transferred to the Altmark, and Captain Dau was given new rendezvous positions for meeting after the River Plate foray and for the journey home.

    Graf Spee

  • ARAÚJO, Geografia nacional (Montevideo, 1892); MULHALE, Handbook of the River Plate Republics (Buenos Aires, 1892); KEANE, Central and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • La république orientale de l'Uruguay (1889); Publications of the Dirección de estadística general (Montevideo); MULHALL, Handbook of the River Plate Republics (London, 1895).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Those who sneer say that the Jesuit fathers who left Spain under Martin Garcia formed this colony in the River Plate entirely in accordance with the principles their egotism and love of power dictated.

    Sketches From My Life


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