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  1. a river flowing N from the Cascade Range in central Oregon to the Columbia River. 250 miles (400 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for deschutes

Historical Examples

  • I was to go down the Canyon of the Deschutes and find out all about it.

    In the Oregon Country

    George Palmer Putnam

  • Mr. Graham took up a homestead near Corvallis, not far from the mouth of the Deschutes river, where he developed a fruit farm.

  • This is an alternate name for Deschutes River, for which see ante, p. 119, note 102.

  • Near the mouth of the Deschutes are the Falls of the Columbia, where the river passes a rough bar of lava.

    Steep Trails

    John Muir

  • So when we heard of the Indians up the Deschutes we were anxious for a fight and started for them.