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[li-mahn, -man] /lɪˈmɑn, -ˈmæn/
noun, Geology.
a muddy lagoon, marsh, or lake near the mouth of a river behind part of the delta and more or less protected from open water by a barrier or spit.
an area of mud or silt deposited near the mouth of a river.
Origin of liman
1855-60; < Russian limán estuary, coastal salt lake < Turkish or Crimean Tatar < Medieval Greek liménion, liménas (compare Greek limḗn harbor) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I reckon our landlady has a bigger brain than Enver and liman.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Arriving at dawn they, too, found the town asleep, and clattered through the streets in search of liman von Sanders.

  • On the morning of Oct. 14, the fleet weighed and stood along shore towards the liman of the Dnieper.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
  • Casper and liman approach the subject with almost equal disgust, but with more regard for scientific truth than Tardieu.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • Having criticised Tardieu for his use of the phrase pderast, Casper and liman can find no better.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • Birdie has fairly taken the fighting edge off liman von Sanders' two new Divisions: he has knocked them to bits.

  • We laughed at the Turks, and we smiled at what liman von Sanders said—that he would drive us into the sea.

  • We knew Abdul could never, never, never break through our lines, and drive us—as liman von Sanders had boasted—into the sea.

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