Schuylkill (skōlˈkĭlˌ, skōˈkəl) [key] [Du., = hidden creek], river, c.130 mi (210 km) long, rising in Schuylkill co., E central Pa. and flowing generally SE to the Delaware River at Philadelphia. The Schuylkill is navigable by shallow-draft boats. There are still some industrial cities along its banks.
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