a river in S central Louisiana, flowing S to an inlet (Atchafalaya Bay) on the Gulf of Mexico; a heavily engineered distributary of the Mississippi. 225 miles (362 km). Historical Examples During the Civil War, we are told, the Atchafalaya could be bridged by three carts, so that soldiers could cross. The houseboat book William […]
a city in NE Kansas, on the Missouri River. Historical Examples Ardmore’s family, with the single exception of his sister, Mrs. Atchison, bored him immensely. The Little Brown Jug at Kildare Meredith Nicholson Atchison had given them all they needed while Willie was alive. Peak and Prairie Anna Fuller On the slavery side, Senator Atchison, […]
imitative of the sound of sneezing, first attested 1873, as atcha (a-tschoo is from 1878).
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