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Copper River

noun
1.
a stream in S Alaska, flowing through the SE part. 300 miles (483 km) long.
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  • (north-east of Greenland) to the mouth of the Copper River or Atna (west of Alaska).

    The Races of Man Joseph Deniker
  • Ted and his father were on their way from Sitka to the Copper River.

    Our Little Alaskan Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • The Copper River of Alaska flows from north to south into the ocean.

  • Behind them the men could still see the valley of the Copper River.

  • Tommy had turned on full power, and Frank was heading the craft for the mouth of Copper River.

  • There is a salmon cannery at Nutchek, and the furs of the Copper River country were brought here for many years for barter.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • This glacier fronts for a distance of six miles in splendid palisades on Copper River.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Between the mouth of the Chitina and the head of the broad delta of the Copper River, is the only canyon.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Crossing the Copper River, when it is high and swift, is dangerous,—especially for a "chechaco" of either sex.

    Alaska Ella Higginson

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