[ noun ] any long object resembling a thin line
"a mere ribbon of land" "the lighted ribbon of traffic" "from the air the road was a gray thread" "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
Used in print(T. C. McClary, "The Flooded Desert," Argosy,...)
There was no real sign of the river now , just a roiling , oily ribbon of liquid movement through muddy waters that reached everywhere .
Clumps of brush rode down the ribbon .
[ noun ] an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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