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RAPIDRead Ahead for Parallel Independent Disks
RAPIDRural Agricultural Productivity Improvement and Development (various locations)
RAPIDRuggedized Advanced Pathogen Identification Device
RAPIDResearch with Adaptive Particle Imaging Detectors (Cluster spacecraft)
RAPIDRevitalising Areas through Planning, Investment and Development (Irish Government programme)
RAPIDReusable Ada Products for Information Systems Development
RAPIDRailroad Accident Prevention & Immediate Deployment
RAPIDRestoration and Provisioning Integrated Design (AT&T)
RAPIDRapid Airplane Program Input Design (NASA)
RAPIDRequirements Analysis Process in Design
RAPIDRelocatable Army Processors for Intelligence Data
RAPIDRandom Access Para-Integrated Data (Datagistics Corporation)
RAPIDReactor And Plant Integrated Dynamics
RAPIDRetrieval Through Automated Publication & Information Digest
RAPIDRadar Augmentation for Periscope Identification
RAPIDResponsive Acquisition Processing for Improved Delivery
RAPIDReal-Time Acquisition & Processing of In-Flight Data
RAPIDReserves And Police - Immediate Detention
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From Point Vancouver the river turned towards the northeast, and became more contracted and rapid, with occasional islands and frequent sand-banks.
The turbulence and rapidity of the current continually augmenting as they advanced, gave the voyagers intimation that they were approaching the great obstructions of the river, and at length they arrived at Strawberry Island, so called by Lewis and Clarke, which lies at the foot of the first rapid. As this part of the Columbia will be repeatedly mentioned in the course of this work, being the scene of some of its incidents, we shall give a general description of it in this place.
"One must begin with grandeur, paint everything expressed, soften the shades of those which are of least importance, collect all into one point of view, and carry the reader thither with a rapid flight."
The ascent would be, usually, more rapid than the descent; but that is a fortunate circumstance, since it is of no importance to me to descend rapidly, while, on the other hand, it is by a very rapid ascent that I avoid obstacles.
Fix instinctively took the passport, and with a rapid glance read the description of its bearer.
Although she had just said he was better and kinder than she, in the rapid glance she flung at him, taking in his whole figure in all its details, feelings of repulsion and hatred for him and jealousy over her son took possession of her.
Some came rushing down gullies and ravines; others tumbled in crystal cascades from inaccessible clefts and rocks, and others winding their way in rapid and pellucid currents across the valley, to throw themselves into the main river.
They re-entered, but had scarcely proceeded a hundred steps in the darkness, when a noise like the hoarse sigh of a creature in distress resounded through the cavern, and breathless, rapid, terrified, a fox passed like a flash of lightning before the fugitives, leaped over the boat and disappeared, leaving behind its sour scent, which was perceptible for several seconds under the low vaults of the cave.
The descent was rapid. At seventeen minutes past two, J.
From that point he had nearly a hemisphere of sky and got his first glimpse of the Asiatic airships low in the sky above the glittering tumults of the Upper Rapids.
For this reason, Liverpool decided to shoot the rapid stream connecting Linderman to Lake Bennett with the fully loaded boat.
I could not have been making to exceed a hundred yards an hour when, at a bend, I was confronted by a series of rapids through which the river foamed and boiled at a terrific rate.