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RRight
RRiver
RReverse (automatic transmissions)
RRepublican
RRegistered Trademark (usually written ®)
RRestricted Audiences - under 17 years of age not permitted without parent/guardian (movie rating)
RAre
RReal (Brazilian currency)
RRed
RRate
RRequired
RRun (baseball/softball)
RRequest
RReceive
RRadio
RRange
RRing
RRare
RReceived (logging abbreviation)
RRacing (car version)
RRisk Assessment
RRadio Operator
RThursday (using one letter for each day of week)
RRussian (rabbit breed)
RRural
RRelevant (polygraphy)
RRear
RResistance
RRouter
RSet of Real Numbers (math)
RRomeo (aviation letter code)
RRestricted
RRadical (chemistry)
RRunner (Mic-O-Say, Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America)
RRoutine
RReliability
RRex (Latin: King)
RRegina (Latin: Queen)
RRain (weather reports)
RReset
RReject
RSouth African Rand (national currency)
RRoutine (logging abbreviation)
RRabbi
RRadius
RReuters
RRookie (sports)
RReprint
RManitoba (postal code designation, Canada)
RRespectfully (closing salutation)
RRua (Portuguese: street; postal usage)
RReinforcing
RRadial (ply tire)
RReferee
RResistor
RRebound (basketball)
RRook (Chess)
RSearch Radius (US DoD)
RArginine (amino acid)
RRoughness
RRecibo (Portugese)
RRadar Contact (aviation)
RGas Constant (physical constant)
RHydrocarbon (functional group)
RRimmed
RReception Year (UK schools)
RRupees
RRepeatability
RRhizopus (fungi)
RReflectance
RRoentgen (unit of radiation exposure)
RAeronca Aircraft Corporation (manufacturer's symbol; US Navy)
RRankine (Degree)
RRifampicin
RRespirations
RRehydratable (food)
RRadiancy
RResearch Octane
RRamp Time (wireless communication)
RRead/er
RBrunswick-Balke-Callender (aircraft company; manufacturer's symbol)
RResuspension Factor
RRadial Antenna
RConfidential - Restricted Data (TMINS)
RUS Revenue Stamp (Scott Catalogue prefix; philately)
RCorrected search radius ('R nought'; R rounded up)
RRoute Tuned NAVAID (aviation)
RRéaumier (temperature scale named after the French scientist Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur)
RUS DoT tire speed rating (106 mph)
RThird Heartbeat Wave
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At one part of the river, they passed, on the northern side, an isolated rock, about one hundred and fifty feet high, rising from a low marshy soil, and totally disconnected with the adjacent mountains.
From the number of dead bodies in canoes observed upon this rock by the first explorers of the river, it received the name of Mount Coffin, which it continues to bear.
Beyond this rock they passed the mouth of a river on the right bank of the Columbia, which appeared to take its rise in a distant mountain covered with snow.
25th, was that river. The captain was convinced, however, that the stream was too insignificant to drain so wide a valley and the adjacent mountains: he encamped, therefore, at an early hour, on its borders, that he might take the whole of the next day to reach the main river; which he presumed to flow between him and the distant range of western hills.
He had fallen upon the trail of Captain Bonneville's party, just after leaving the Nebraska; and, finding that they had frightened off all the game, had been obliged to push on, by forced marches, to avoid famine: both men and horses were, therefore, much travel-worn; but this was no place to halt; the plain before them he said was destitute of grass and water, neither of which would be met with short of the Green River, which was yet at a considerable distance.
The soil of a great part of this Green River valley is a whitish clay, into which the rain cannot penetrate, but which dries and cracks with the sun.
No sooner had Bulan and his party disappeared in the jungle than Barunda and Ninaka made haste to embark with the chest and the girl and push rapidly on up the river toward the wild and inaccessible regions of the interior.
Yet as she glanced from them to her new captors she could not but feel that she would prefer captivity in one of the settlements they were passing--there at least she might find an opportunity to communicate with her father, or be discovered by the rescue party as it came up the river. The idea grew upon her as the day advanced until she spent the time in watching furtively for some means of escape should they but touch the shore momentarily; and though they halted twice her captors were too watchful to permit her the slightest opportunity for putting her plan into action.
Barunda and Ninaka urged their men on, with brief rests, all day, nor did they halt even after night had closed down upon the river. On, on the swift prahu sped up the winding channel which had now dwindled to a narrow stream, at intervals rushing strongly between rocky walls with a current that tested the strength of the strong, brown paddlers.
Round Clifton Hampden, itself a wonderfully pretty village, old- fashioned, peaceful, and dainty with flowers, the river scenery is rich and beautiful.
From Clifton to Culham the river banks are flat, monotonous, and uninteresting, but, after you get through Culhalm Lock - the coldest and deepest lock on the river - the landscape improves.
Between Iffley and Oxford is the most difficult bit of the river I know.