a river flowing SE from the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, along the boundary between Maryland and Virginia to the Chesapeake Bay. 287 miles (460 km) long.
a city in central Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
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How to use Potomac in a sentence
Small, shallow-draft scows then took the stones to much bigger schooners or sloops, anchored in deeper water, for the trip up the Potomac.Hiking along Virginia’s Aquia Creek and finding history a stone’s throw from home | Walter Nicklin | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
The attraction, fashioned from two shipping containers, sits on its own pier, directly over the Potomac in front of Ada’s.A Potomac view meets polished cooking at Ada’s on the River in Alexandria | Tom Sietsema | March 26, 2021 | Washington Post
It was the stake that pinned the capital forever to this patch of land on the Potomac.
The Americans had mysteriously failed to destroy the bridge at Bladensburg that spanned the Eastern Branch of the Potomac — the Anacostia River.
The first step is the addition of a new Long Bridge over the Potomac to add rail lines, a project now in the design stage.Coming in the next decade: National Landing adds buses, trains, sidewalks, streets | Patricia Sullivan | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
What does is the fact that the state Senate district he represented until 2010 is across the Potomac River in Maryland.The 8 Most Competitive Congressional Races of 2014 | Ben Jacobs | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Potomac now home to ugly invasive voracious snakehead predator species.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene | P. J. O’Rourke | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Skutnick was a government worker who had plunged into the icy Potomac to rescue victims of a plane crash.
Pandit lived in North Potomac, Maryland, for 20 years with his wife and his golden retriever.
But if anything goes wrong, look out—and not just in the region, but on the Potomac too.
Afterward, when the news came that Lee had succeeded in getting his army safely across the Potomac, Mr. Middleton's hopes revived.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Up to this time the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac had taken little part in the great battles which had been fought.
It had hastened to the Potomac in time to aid in rescuing the capital when Lee made his first Northern invasion.
Round their bivouac fires the history of the Army of the Potomac was freely discussed.
Mosby is with him, and the irregular bands of the upper Potomac, and the troops which met Hunter at Lynchburg.
British Dictionary definitions for Potomac
a river in the E central US, rising in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia: flows northeast, then generally southeast to Chesapeake Bay. Length (from the confluence of headstreams): 462 km (287 miles)
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