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Platte River   /plæt rˈɪvər/   Listen
Platte River

noun
1.
A river in Nebraska that flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River.  Synonym: Platte.



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"Platte River" Quotes from Famous Books



... coming to see me!" exclaimed Pennington, with all the impulsive warmth of youth. "And George here is coming with you. I won't show you any mountains like the one over there, but boys, west of the Platte River, when I was with my father and some other men I watched for three days a buffalo herd passing. The herd was going north and all the time it stretched so far from east to west that it sank under each horizon. There must have been millions ...
— The Sword of Antietam • Joseph A. Altsheler

... insects, however. Ants swarm in all directions, building cones a foot in height. Grasshoppers in myriads, with red wings and legs, fly through the air—the only bright objects in the landscape. Sometimes the reddish-brown cricket is seen. Even the Platte River, which flows through this region, partakes of its nature. It seems to consist of a saturated solution of sand: when a handful is taken up, a grey mud of silex remains in the palm. Dry as this gramma grass appears, it possesses nutritive qualities, ...
— The Western World - Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North - and South America • W.H.G. Kingston



Words linked to "Platte River" :   Platte River penstemon, Cornhusker State, Nebraska, North Platte River, river, ne



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