Amazon

Amazon, a river in S. America and the largest on the globe, its basin nearly equal in extent to the whole of Europe; traverses the continent at its greatest breadth, rises in the Andes about 50 m. from the Pacific, and after a course of 4000 m. falls by a delta into the Atlantic, its waters increased by an immense number of tributaries, 20 of which are above 1000 m. in length, one 2000 m., its mouth 200 m. wide; its current affects the ocean 150 m. out; is navigable 3000 m. up, and by steamers as far as the foot of the Andes.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Amaurosis * Amazons
Amalric
Amalthe`a
Ama`ra Sinha
Ama`ri, Michele
Amaryl`lis
Ama`sia
Ama`sis
Ama`ti
Amatitlan
Amaurosis
Amazon
Amazons
Ambassador
Amber
Amberger
Ambergris
Amberley, Lord
Ambleside
Amblyopsis
Amboise
Amboise, George de, Cardinal

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