The up-river resident believes the solution of the problem will be found in facilitating the passage of the flood by his district.
I proceeded at once to talk with Colonel Shepard about the up-river trip.
Looking up from his boring, he sees a boat paddling toward him from up-river.
They had taken the up-river road, towards the hacienda de Vargas.
Those with him were only up-river men; but he must have known that he could gather besides from every part of the country.
The up-river people flocked in at certain seasons by the hundred.
Stanley stopped the leader and found he was a tie-camp foreman from up-river taking men to camp.
If any of the men from up-river try to go out on the dam, you warn them off.
Now their bows were no longer pointing out of the cove, but up-river.
So, while you were in Seattle, I had a gasoline tug tow us up-river.
early 13c., from Anglo-French rivere, Old French riviere "river, riverside, river bank" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *riparia "riverbank, seashore, river" (cf. Spanish ribera, Italian riviera), noun use of fem. of Latin riparius "of a riverbank" (see riparian). Generalized sense of "a copious flow" of anything is from late 14c. The Old English word was ea "river," cognate with Gothic ahwa, Latin aqua (see aqua-). Romanic cognate words tend to retain the sense "river bank" as the main one, or else the secondary Latin sense "coast of the sea" (cf. Riviera).
U.S. slang phrase up the river "in prison" (1891) is originally in reference to Sing Sing prison, which was literally "up the (Hudson) river" from New York City. Phrase down the river "done for, finished" perhaps echoes sense in sell down the river (1851), originally of troublesome slaves, to sell from the Upper South to the harsher cotton plantations of the Deep South.
A wide, natural stream of fresh water that flows into an ocean or other large body of water and is usually fed by smaller streams, called tributaries, that enter it along its course. A river and its tributaries form a drainage basin, or watershed, that collects the runoff throughout the region and channels it along with erosional sediments toward the river. The sediments are typically deposited most heavily along the river's lower course, forming floodplains along its banks and a delta at its mouth.