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Ausable

[aw-sey-buh l] /ɔˈseɪ bəl/
noun
1.
a river in NE New York, flowing NE through a gorge (Ausable Chasm) into Lake Champlain. 20 miles (32 km) long.
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  • Ausable Chasm, is only three miles from the station of Port Kent.

    The Hudson Wallace Bruce
  • The next morning we started, bright and early, for the Ausable Ponds.

    The Hudson Wallace Bruce
  • Through these came the little stream going to the Hudson, bubbling along from its source close by a fountain of the Ausable.

  • The river escapes from the mountains through the wonderful gorge of Ausable Chasm.

  • A few miles from the lake is the natural wonder, the Ausable Chasm, which is nearly two miles in length.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe Nathaniel H. Bishop
  • On the Ausable river and along the shores of Lake Champlain the destruction of the forest is especially great.

  • Shortly after nightfall three men crossed the east branch of the Ausable River and entered the little settlement of Keene.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish

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