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World Encyclopedia

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2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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147 words

Principal river of the USA, second-longest national river (after the Missouri), c.3,780km (2,350mi) long. It rises in nw ...

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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288 words

principal river of the U.S., drains the great central basin between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. Having its source in ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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891 words

The second longest river in the United States is the Mississippi, a name that derives from an Ojibwe Indian word ...

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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
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696 words

The Mississippi River is the main trunk stream of a truly awesome river system that drains approximately 1,200,000 square miles ...

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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453 words

Samuel L. Clemens, quoting Harper's magazine, pronounced the Mississippi River the “Body of the Nation.” The metaphor is appropriate, ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
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296 words
principal river of the U.S., drains the great central basin between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. Having its source in northern Minnesota, and flowing through the center of the ... More

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