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Chindwin

[chin-dwin] /ˈtʃɪnˈdwɪn/
noun
1.
a river in N Burma, flowing S to the Irrawaddy River. 550 miles (885 km) long.
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Historical Examples
  • 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.

  • The Chindwin, and the route to it through Manipur, had not been considered when the campaign was decided on.

  • I sent out a party to attack and destroy the house of a hostile chief, east of the Chindwin, and it was successfully accomplished.

  • Meanwhile trouble broke out in the Chindwin district, on the west of the river.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • He was known to have left the Mandalay district with the object of raising a disturbance in the Chindwin.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • This man's territory lay in a hilly country lying between the Katha district and the Chindwin River.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • It was convenient to bring the relieving regiment down by the Kabaw Valley to the Chindwin, where they would meet the other.

    The Pacification of Burma

    Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
British Dictionary definitions for Chindwin

Chindwin

/ˈtʃɪnˈdwɪn/
noun
1.
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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