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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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  • In this condition of things, the way of safety, just and honorable, was by instant withdrawal from the Rio Grande to the Nueces.

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

    Crooked Trails Frederic Remington
  • That small district, though beyond the Nueces, was contiguous to, and in the actual possession of Texas.

    Peace with Mexico Albert Gallatin
  • Its jurisdiction had been extended and exercised beyond the Nueces.

    Peace with Mexico Albert Gallatin
  • You'll get your herd in Nueces County, and Jim will assist in the receiving.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • We rode down the banks of the Nueces, crossing and recrossing the stream.

  • He tells us it went beyond the Nueces; but he does not tell us it went to the Rio Grande.

  • Look at your beeves, slick as weasels, and from the Nueces River.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • I knew things would begin to happen when we got near the Nueces.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin
  • Nueces County people regarded this guest chamber as fit for a prince.

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