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Berbice

[bur-bees] /bɜrˈbis/
noun
1.
a river in E Guyana, flowing NE to the Atlantic Ocean. About 370 miles (595 km) long.
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  • What are the districts which together form the county of Berbice?

  • If Berbice held no other attraction it would be worth visiting to see this garden.

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  • Berbice, we were told by residents elsewhere, was behind the times.

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  • A glance at the fish again drove me from Berbice into ages long gone by.

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  • And the river was the Berbice, and the house that of Mr. Beckett.

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  • We took a boat opposite Mr. Beckett's house, and paddled slowly with the nearly-flood tide up the Berbice River.

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  • If one is an official or an accredited visitor to Berbice, the Colony House is placed at one's service.

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  • Berbice vouchsafed one more surprise, a memory from the past which appeared and vanished in an instant.

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  • When you have passed this river, there is a good public road to New Amsterdam, the capital of Berbice.

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  • New Amsterdam, on the right bank of the Berbice river, has a population of about 7500.

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