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noun as in high-current part of river

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Barney is blown into some nearby rapids and the new expendables are taken as prisoners.

Halfway down the river, as they headed toward the rapids, the security line broke, and they were headed for some rocks.

Both are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but they are not formally affiliated.

Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1988.

Just one more note of caution before we descend down the rapids of morality and ethics.

From the easterly end of the flat the augmented river squeezed in a roaring rapids through a sort of bottle neck.

If there is a river near you which has rapids, go to the spot and see if you can tell what it is that makes the rapids.

The air was clear, and full of the scent of the pines and cedars, and the rumble of the rapids came musically down the canon.

But Menotah only laughed again, while the roar of the great rapids beat down upon their ears with sound of sombre menace.

A dull roar from the distant rapids beat down ominously along the evening wind.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rapids, such as: rapine, river, and whitewater.

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