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[moh-sool] /moʊˈsul/
a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Cooper was occupied in drawing the bas-reliefs discovered at Kouyunjik, living in Mosul, and riding over daily to the ruins.

  • I will first describe the results of the excavations in the ruins opposite Mosul.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • This seemed reasonable, for arms and horses could not be secured on credit in Mosul.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • That is quite beyond our power, we fear, said we, you must take that to the hospital in Mosul.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
  • A fine cotton cloth of plain weave originally made in Mosul, a city on the banks of the Tigris, in Asia.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
British Dictionary definitions for Mosul


a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Mosul

city in northern Iraq, from Arabic al-Mawsul, literally "the joined," a reference to the bridge and ford over the Tigris here.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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