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Yellow River


Lacking rest, though, she was the Yellow River, roiling, threatening to become the sorrow of millions.
Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  a major river in northern China that flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea
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Yellow River Huang Ho
Notes:
The Chinese call the river Hwang He. It is also called Hwang Ho.

Named Yellow because of the sand particles that color its water. The sand is also responsible for the name of the sea it empties to, Yellow Sea.
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  • Lacking rest, though, she was the Yellow River, roiling, threatening to become the sorrow of millions.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • She was as forthright and simple as the winds that blew over Tara and the yellow river that wound about it, and to the end of her days she would never be able to understand a complexity.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The sun was pushing against the gray horizon hills, sending yellow light across the clouds, and the yellow river sand was speckled with the broken shadows of tamaric and river willow.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • On quitting her she took the way to the Lung’ Arno, the sunny quay beside the yellow river where the bright-faced inns familiar to tourists stand all in a row.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2

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  • Whenever Tess lifted her head she beheld always the great upgrown straw-stack, with the men in shirt-sleeves upon it, against the gray north sky; in front of it the long red elevator like a Jacob’s ladder, on which a perpetual stream of threshed straw ascended, a yellow river running uphill, and spouting out on the top of the rick.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • On quitting her she took the way to the Lung’ Arno, the sunny quay beside the yellow river where the bright-faced inns familiar to tourists stand all in a row.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The valley of the Rio Grande opened to view, wide near at hand in a great gray-green gap between the bare black mountains, narrow in the distance, where the yellow river wound away, glistening under a hot sun.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • I see the long river-stripes of the earth, I see the Amazon and the Paraguay, I see the four great rivers of China, the Amour, the Yellow River, the Yiang-tse, and the Pearl, I see where the Seine flows, and where the Danube, the Loire, the Rhone, and the Guadalquiver flow, I see the windings of the Volga, the Dnieper, the Oder, I see the Tuscan going down the Arno, and the Venetian along the Po, I see the Greek seaman sailing out of Egina bay.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The valley was beautiful, sunny, fragrant, a place to dream in; the mountaintops were always blue or gold rimmed, the yellow river slid slowly and majestically by, the birds sang in the cottonwoods, the horses grazed and pranced, children played and women longed for love, freedom, happiness; the outlaws rode in and out, free with money and speech; they lived comfortably in their adobe homes, smoked, gambled, talked, laughed, whiled away the idle hours—and all the time life there was…
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Yellow River [9] , Gobi [6] , Great Wall [6] , Tiananmen Square [7] , The Yangtze [9] , The Hudson [2] , Rio Grande River [3] , The Seine [4] , The Thames [4] , Ganges [5] , The Charles [5] , The Tiber [5] , Euphrates [7] , The Tigris [7] , The Volga [7] , Amazon River [8] , The Danube [8] , Rubicon [9] , The Elbe [9] , The Yangtze [9]
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