River chub(Zoöl.), the hornyhead and allied species of fresh-water fishes.River crab(Zoöl.), any species of fresh-water crabs of the genus Thelphusa, as T. depressa of Southern Europe.River dragon, a crocodile; — applied by Milton to the king of Egypt.River driver, a lumberman who drives or conducts logs down rivers. Bartlett.River duck(Zoöl.), any species of duck belonging to Anas, Spatula, and allied genera, in which the hind toe is destitute of a membranous lobe, as in the mallard and pintail; — opposed to sea duck.River god, a deity supposed to preside over a river

Rivaless to Roar

(Ri"val*ess), n. A female rival. [Obs.] Richardson.

(Ri*val"i*ty) n. [L. rivalitas: cf. F. rivalité.]

1. Rivalry; competition. [Obs.]

2. Equality, as of right or rank. [Obs.] hak.

(Ri"val*ry) n.; pl. Rivalries The act of rivaling, or the state of being a rival; a competition. "Keen contention and eager rivalries." Jeffrey.

Syn. — Emulation; competition. See Emulation.

(Ri"val*ship), n. Rivalry. [R.] B. Jonson.

(Rive) v. t. [imp. Rived ; p. p. Rived or Riven ; p. pr. & vb. n. Riving.] [Icel. rifa, akin to Sw. rifva to pull asunder, burst, tear, Dan. rive to rake, pluck, tear. Cf. Reef of land, Rifle a gun, Rift, Rivel.] To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.

I shall ryve him through the sides twain.

The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks.

Brutus hath rived my heart.

(Rive), v. i. To be split or rent asunder.

Freestone rives, splits, and breaks in any direction.

(Rive), n. A place torn; a rent; a rift. [Prov. Eng.]

(Riv"el) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveled ;p. pr. & vb. n. Riveling.] [AS. gerifled, geriflod, gerifod, wrinkled, geriflian, gerifian, to wrinkle. See Rifle a gun, Rive.] To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; riveled flowers. [Obs.] Pope. "Riveled parchments." Walpole.

(Riv"el), n. A wrinkle; a rimple. [Obs.] Holland.

(Riv"en) p. p. & a. from Rive.

(Riv"er) n. One who rives or splits.

(Riv"er) n. [F. rivère a river, LL. riparia river, bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf. Arrive, Riparian.]

1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel and emptying into the ocean, a sea, a lake, or another stream; a stream larger than a rivulet or brook.

Transparent and sparkling rivers, from which it is delightful to drink as they flow.

2. Fig.: A large stream; copious flow; abundance; as, rivers of blood; rivers of oil.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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