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  • n. The lateral edge of a river.


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  • Once when she and her husband were walking on the river bank not long after their arrival in Fredericton, seeing this old shambling house – which she describes in one of her letters, – she expressed a wish to live in it; and they moved there as soon as they could get possession.

    Leaves from Juliana Horatia Ewing's "Canada Home"

  • There was dark blood on the short grass that the gun-bearers pointed out with grass stems, and that ran away behind the river bank trees.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • The enemy's skirmishers in very heavy line continued to advance, forcing ours back to the protection of the line of works, and a portion of his getting to the river bank about half a mile below the right of the tete du pont.

    Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States,

  • It began at the very forest, and flowed in and out among the scattered tree-clumps on the flat, and spilled over and down to the river bank where the long canoes were lined up ten and twelve deep.


  • But suddenly Gollum remembered thieving from nests long ago, and sitting under the river bank teaching his grandmother, teaching his grandmother to suck — “Eggses!” he hissed.

    The Hobbit

  • As soon as the Ghuls espied the army of the apes, they charged down to the river bank and standing there, fell to pelting them with stones as big as maces; and between them there befell a sore fight.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I described how, in my father's last years, he and I would journey to an outlying village, and while he was conferring with the elders I would be down on the river bank with the children bartering the words and idioms that were my day-and-night preoccupation.

    the mission song

  • All the muck from the privies, and every sort of refuse, are thrown out on to any open spot – street corners and cross roads, and the river bank – and left to fester.

    High Albania

  • Along this river bank of a Sunday evening the soldier and his lass stroll to-day, with utter unconcern for the passing beholder, as they did then, making picturesque bits of red coat and white gown against the blue river-line, – the red of coat seeming to be compelled to keep the rules of true picture-making by carrying a line of the red across a certain narrow place on the white.

    Leaves from Juliana Horatia Ewing's "Canada Home"

  • Another thing that's outstanding in my mind is when I was a very young child, our families used to have a reunion at my mother's old homeplace, and it was on a very beautiful river bank called South

    Oral History Interview with John Thomas Outlaw, June 5, 1980. Interview H-0277. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)


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