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Narva

[nahr-vuh] /ˈnɑr və/
noun
1.
a city in NE Estonia: Swedish defeat of Russians 1700.
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  • The first operation of the war was the siege of the city of Narva.

    Peter the Great

    Jacob Abbott
  • “I am Narva,” she announced quietly—but whether “Narva” was the queen she did not deign to say.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • “I take you from these,” said Narva, pointing in the direction of the villagers.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • “We want to get out of the cave,” she said, addressing Narva.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • When the last hut had disappeared in the distance Narva turned abruptly.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • Divining the cause of her irresolution, Narva spoke reassuringly.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • “We will go back to them,” said Narva; “but first we must see,” she added enigmatically.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • Was it to learn her secret Narva had lured her away from the others?

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • The latter, it appeared, were practically prisoners where Narva and Una left them.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for Narva

Narva

/Russian ˈnarvə/
noun
1.
a port in Estonia on the Narva River near the Gulf of Finland: developed around a Danish fortress in the 13th century; textile centre. Pop: 66 712 (2007 est)
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