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Elizabeth River   /ɪlˈɪzəbəθ rˈɪvər/   Listen
Elizabeth River

A short river in southeastern Virginia flowing between Norfolk and Portsmouth into Hampton Roads.

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"Elizabeth River" Quotes from Famous Books

... of departure, but a heavy wet fog hung over this city by the sea, and we were obliged to await its disappearance. At length the sun struggled through the clouds, and the mist cleared rapidly away. We hauled out and steamed slowly up the Elizabeth River, then past the Navy Yard, with its tall smoking chimneys, its long rows of yellow buildings, its leaning derricks, its neat and trim little square, domineered over by a lordly flag-staff, whose base is guarded by cannon captured from the enemies ...
— Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches • George P. Goff

... often refers to the Chesapeans, a tribe who dwelt on the Elizabeth River, probably at about the present site of Norfolk, and down to Old Point Comfort. The word Chesapeake is compounded from Che, great, sepe or sepo, river, and peak, a white shell, meaning 'great river of shells,' and probably referred to the mouth of James ...
— Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. V, May, 1862 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

Words linked to "Elizabeth River" :   Old Dominion State, Old Dominion, river, Virginia, VA

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