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MetaphorsEdit

I dispute usage (2) "Any large flow of a liquid in a single body (e.g., 'a river of blood')." as being a meaning of the word, such cases are merely metaphors. — Nicholas Shanks

rive + -er?Edit

Can a river be somebody who rives? Equinox 16:17, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Century Dictionary had an entry:

river (ri'vfer), n. [< rive1 + -er1.] One who rives or splits. An honest block river, with his beetle, heartily calling. J. Echard, Obs. on Ans. to Contempt of Clergy, p. 23. . [(Latham.) DCDuring TALK 16:24, 8 July 2010 (UTC)