[Spanish poo-roos; Portuguese poo-roos]
- a river in NW central South America, flowing NE from E Peru through W Brazil to the Amazon. 2000 miles (3200 km) long.
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And all from following his own thought that had made him a purus putus Atheist.Essays in Rationalism
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Referring to the old phrase, purus mathematicus, purus asinus.The Reform of Education
The Purus communicates with the Madeira, proving the absence of rapids and of intervening mountains.
The Indians on the Purus live generally on the communal principle, and are unwarlike and indolent.
Four days later, on the 14th of August, the jangada passed the mouths of the Purus.Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
- a river in NW central South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Amazon. Length: about 3200 km (2000 miles)
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