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Brazos   /brˈɑzoʊs/   Listen

A river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico.  Synonym: Brazos River.

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"Brazos" Quotes from Famous Books

... current. There you find them winding by a thousand loops like the sinuosities of a great serpent, rolling sluggishly along, with waters red and turbid as though they were rivers of blood! Such are the Brazos and ...
— The Desert Home - The Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness • Mayne Reid

... New York, Boston and Charlestown, Baltimore, San Francisco, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Vermont (Burlington), Oswego, Niagara, Buffalo Creek, Champlain, Portland and Falmouth, Corpus Christi, Oswegatchie, Mobile, Brazos de Santiago (Brownsville), Texas (Galveston, etc.), Savannah, Charleston, Chicago, or Detroit, the Secretary of the Treasury shall ascertain if any of the subordinates in the customs districts in which such vacancy occurs ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant • James D. Richardson

... Donde a ti te han de enterrar, Para tenerte en mis brazos Por toda la eternidad." ("Would I were the grave, where thou art to be buried, that I might hold thee in my arms ...
— Jean-Christophe Journey's End • Romain Rolland

... after sun-up. We had just come out of the foothills, where the Brazos has its source, and before us lay the plains, dusty and arid. This grove of green timber held out a hope that within it might be found what we wanted. Eyesight is as variable as men, but Ramrod's was known to be reliable for five miles with the naked eye, and ten with the aid of a good glass. ...
— Cattle Brands - A Collection of Western Camp-fire Stories • Andy Adams

... Treasury, to whom was referred the resolution of the Senate of the 3ist July last, requesting to be furnished with certain information in relation to the commerce, etc., of the district of Brazos Santiago, in Texas. ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume - V, Part 1; Presidents Taylor and Fillmore • James D. Richardson

... brought some returns—the second was a drought with no returns—the third the same. Hunger for themselves and starvation for their stock stared them in the face. They could not pick up and go back—the rivers were dry from the Rio Grande to the Brazos—the earth was iron, and the heavens brass; cattle wandered at will for water and feed, and their bones whitened ...
— A Story of the Red Cross - Glimpses of Field Work • Clara Barton

... told Pa about it, and tried to get him to give it up, but he said, "When I get my steer tied, and stand with my foot on his neck, these winking cowboys will take off their hats to me all right. I am Long Horn Ike, from the Brazos, and you ...
— Peck's Bad Boy With the Cowboys • Hon. Geo. W. Peck

... and like it very much. I read the papers until I know them almost by heart, and I thought it would be nice to write a letter for the Post-office Box. I am a little boy nine years old, and I live on the Brazos River, in Texas. I and my little brother have never been to school, but papa and mamma teach us at home. We have beautiful redbirds, bluebirds, and woodpeckers here, and a pair of mocking-birds have built their nest ...
— Harper's Young People, May 18, 1880 - An Illustrated Weekly • Various

Words linked to "Brazos" :   TX, Brazos River, Texas, nm, New Mexico, river, Lone-Star State, Land of Enchantment

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