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Broken Hill

noun
1.
a city in W New South Wales, in SE Australia: mining center.
2.
former name of Kabwe.
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  • I was born in Australia, at Broken Hill, and was an only child.

    The Farringdons Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler
  • They are very tame and live in holes amongst the rocks or make burrows in the gully banks and Broken Hill sides.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The Broken Hill contract completed, he found new problems as a mining expert and manager of men in China.

    Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman
  • Years ago the fabulously rich silver discovery at Broken Hill burst suddenly upon an unexpectant world.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The whole vast trade-profit of Broken Hill fell into Adelaide's hands, irrevocably.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The steep, rugged, Broken Hill was scaled at last, and from its summit the adventurers looked down on their place of refuge.

  • Every Broken Hill might conceal some secret valley where subterranean heat produced a growth foreign to the more open regions.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • In addition Broken Hill is the centre of one of the largest pastoral districts in Australia.

  • To the north is another far-distant range; to the east, Broken Hill and stony plain, with a number of clay-pans.

  • If the Broken Hill suffered further catastrophe, which did not seem likely, its fragments would fall upon the floe.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for Broken Hill

Broken Hill

noun
1.
a town in SE Australia, in W New South Wales: mining centre for lead, silver, and zinc. Pop: 19 834 (2001)
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