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lost river

noun
  1. a river that flows into an underground passage or sinkhole.
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Origin of lost river

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples of lost river

  • The ambulance is leaving Linkville, escorted by a mounted guard of citizens, destined to the Lost-river battle-ground.

    Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains

    A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham

  • The bones of the only brave who fell in Lost-river battle answer, Here.