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rapid

[′rap·əd]
(hydrology)
A portion of a stream in swift, disturbed motion, but without cascade or waterfall; usually used in the plural.
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Now they were moving rapidly in pursuit of us, all well within the radius of a mile.
I could not see the slightest chance of escaping them, for they were over-hauling us rapidly now, since they were able to work their paddles in relays, while we three were rapidly wearying beneath the constant strain that had been put upon us.
She was coming out of Marseilles harbor, and was standing out to sea rapidly, her sharp prow cleaving through the waves.
An instant after, the boat, rowed by two men, advanced rapidly towards him.
Tars Tarkas and Xodar had discovered our absence and were charging rapidly to our support.
The two men entered, and Paulvitch pulled rapidly toward the steamer.
On the far beach by the little cabin Tarzan heard the faint echoes of the conflict and knowing that something was seriously amiss among the tribe he hastened rapidly toward the direction of the sound.
Tarzan waited no longer, but leaping into the branches of the trees sped rapidly through the forest.
We shall need no barricades for we shall not linger in the tower," replied Gahan, moving more rapidly as he realized from the volume of sound behind them the great number of their pursuers.
As rapidly as might be the three ascended the stairways leading to the ground level, but after them, even more rapidly, came the minions of Luud.
Through the scuttle rapidly opened, Nicholl threw out the instrument, which was held by a short cord, so that it might be more easily drawn up.
They could not swim, but all were large and strong, so that they were able to push their way rapidly through the water to the very side of the ship.