- a river in N Burma, flowing S to the Irrawaddy River. 550 miles (885 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for chindwin
It was at Alon on the river Chindwin, and during the last Burmese war.Wild Ducks
W. Coape Oates
On the Chindwin are still current stories with an old-world ring.A Civil Servant in Burma
Herbert Thirkel White
Of these one was sent to the Chindwin district and one to Mandalay.The Pacification of Burma
Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
On the 28th December, I crossed the river with my whole force, and entrenched myself on the sandbank of the Chindwin.
I sent out a party to attack and destroy the house of a hostile chief, east of the Chindwin, and it was successfully accomplished.
- a river in N Myanmar, rising in the Kumôn Range and flowing northwest then south to the Irrawaddy, of which it is the main tributary. Length: about 966 km (600 miles)
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