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[noo-ey-suh s, nyoo-] /nuˈeɪ səs, nyu-/
a river in S Texas, flowing SE to Corpus Christi Bay, on the Gulf of Mexico. 338 miles (545 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He tells us it went beyond the Nueces; but he does not tell us it went to the Rio Grande.

  • On his return, while nearing the Nueces River, he spied a couple of Indians.

    Crooked Trails Frederic Remington
  • Its jurisdiction had been extended and exercised beyond the Nueces.

    Peace with Mexico

    Albert Gallatin
  • We rode down the banks of the Nueces, crossing and recrossing the stream.

  • You'll get your herd in Nueces County, and Jim will assist in the receiving.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Look at your beeves, slick as weasels, and from the Nueces River.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Last September I was two hundred miles north of here on the upper Nueces.

  • But despite them a sort of romance clings to that Nueces outlaw.

  • Nueces County people regarded this guest chamber as fit for a prince.

  • Madison Lane, a young cattleman from the Nueces country, won the race.


    O. Henry

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