Examples from the Web for mississippi
Saved from the public gallows, Weeks was virtually exiled from the city, and wound up in Mississippi, where he raised a family.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As zealots poured in from Arkansas and Mississippi, a wire service reporter got punched in the ribs.
Phyllis, who was a nurse, went down to Mississippi to provide medical care for people like Joan.
He was with James Meredith during the violent insurrection that followed the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Mississippi is one of only two states—the other is West Virginia—that allows neither religious nor philosophical exemptions.Mississippi: Last In Everything, First In Vaccinations|Brandy Zadrozny|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The latter unluckily omitted exactly the passage I wanted, which was what related to the navigation of the Mississippi.
Railroads helped to settle the west and build up states beyond the Mississippi.The Beginner's American History|D. H. Montgomery
Now this outpost of Vincennes was one of the first settlements formed in the valley of the Mississippi.On the Kentucky Frontier|James Otis
They lie side by side, the Mississippi River only dividing them, while their early settlements were within the same latitude.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two|Abraham Lincoln
Canadian fur traders retaliate by swooping on Mississippi fur posts.Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for mississippi
Word Origin and History for mississippi
originally as the name of the river, from French, from Algonquian (French missionaries first penetrated the river valley in its upper reaches), literally "big river;" cf. Ojibwa mshi- "big," ziibi "river." Organized as a U.S. territory 1798; admitted as a state 1817. Related: Mississippian.
Culture definitions for mississippi
State in the southern United States bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south, and Louisiana and Arkansas to the west. Its capital and largest city is Jackson.