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Garonne

[ga-rawn] /gaˈrɔn/
noun
1.
a river in SW France, flowing NW from the Pyrenees to the Gironde River. 350 miles (565 km) long.
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  • "There is the smoke from Bazas, on the further side of Garonne," quoth he.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Alas for my poor sword which lies at the bottom of the Garonne!

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Our meadows on the banks of the Garonne were of a tender green.

    The Flood Emile Zola
  • Saint-Jory is situated at the bottom of a slope at about five hundred yards from the Garonne.

    The Flood Emile Zola
  • He knew the water well; he could swim three miles in the Garonne at a stretch.

    The Flood Emile Zola
  • Dig ports in Barbary when the Garonne fills up with sand every day!

  • They proved to be part of a convoy, laden with wine, and bound to the Garonne.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
  • At Tonneins, on the Garonne, they entered a house where a number of girls were quilting.

    Washington Irving Charles Dudley Warner
  • What are other rivers—your Seine, and Garonne, and Tagus—compared with him?

  • What is alluded to here would then be the sea-passage from the Garonne.

British Dictionary definitions for Garonne

Garonne

/French ɡarɔn/
noun
1.
a river in SW France, rising in the central Pyrenees in Spain and flowing northeast then northwest into the Gironde estuary. Length: 580 km (360 miles)
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