Anacostia



a section of the District of Columbia, in the SE part.
Contemporary Examples

So Obama wades back into the inequality debate today with a speech in Anacostia.
Obama and Inequality (and Clinton): A Long-Term Project Michael Tomasky December 3, 2013

“A lot of members on the council speak about assisting various areas like Anacostia but very few have ever visited,” said Gautier.
Twagger Like Us: Marion Barry’s Last Hurrah Caitlin Dickson April 4, 2012

Historical Examples

Upon entering his home in Anacostia, a few hours later, he dropped to the floor and expired instantly.
The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2) Ida Husted Harper

To the southeast, on the Anacostia River, was the navy yard, active enough now.
A Little Girl in Old Washington Amanda M. Douglas

The Anacostia River, at its mouth, is almost the same width and fully as deep.
Peculiarities of American Cities Willard Glazier

Vessels laden with tobacco still sailed from its wharves down the Anacostia.
A Little Girl in Old Washington Amanda M. Douglas

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