Halfway down the river, as they headed toward the rapids, the security line broke, and they were headed for some rocks.
What will he tell his kids about what we can expect from our leaders as we navigate the rapids of world problems?
Just one more note of caution before we descend down the rapids of morality and ethics.
The rapids were ahead and the fire behind and on either side.
Still more exciting and difficult is the task of descending these rapids.
Two were broken up in the rapids near Daur, the rest reached Samarra in safety on the second day.
In descending the rapids of the river his canoe was over-set and all his papers lost, he narrowly escaping with his life.
But they were powerful swimmers, and, but for the nearness of the rapids, they could have afforded to laugh at their mishap.
These rapids had far more fascination for me than the Falls themselves.
rapids less powerful, and bends wider, and better beaches to walk on.
1765, from French rapides (see rapid); applied by French voyagers to rough, swift-flowing reaches in North American rivers.
1630s, "moving quickly," from French rapide (17c.) and directly from Latin rapidus "hasty, swift, rapid; snatching; fierce, impetuous," from rapere "hurry away, carry off, seize, plunder," from PIE root *rep- "to snatch" (cf. Greek ereptomai "devour," harpazein "snatch away," Lithuanian raples "tongs"). Meaning "happening in a short time" is from 1780. Related: Rapidly; rapidness. Rapid-transit first attested 1852, in reference to street railways; rapid eye movement is from 1906.