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[om-doo r-mahn] /ˌɒm dʊərˈmɑn/
a city in central Sudan, on the White Nile opposite Khartoum: British victory 1898. Unabridged
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  • This substance was first used in 5-inch howitzers during the late Soudan campaign, playing a part in the bombardment of Omdurman.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • As there was none he could not reveal it, so he was killed in the market-place at Omdurman.

    General Gordon Seton Churchill
  • An army of sixty thousand men was at Omdurman; and this, with Mahmud's command, would suffice to sweep away all their enemies.

  • Omdurman itself must also have long been a choice feeding place for them.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • A few shots were fired during the night, and fires blazed on the hills to notify, to Omdurman, our precise position.

  • The victory of Omdurman owed much to the masterly serving of the artillery.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • Khartum was deserted by his orders, and Omdurman, at first intended as a temporary camp, was made his capital.

  • Our object was to prevent them retiring into Omdurman or, at any rate, delay their retreat.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • In the distance the enemy could be seen re-entering Omdurman in hundreds.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • The Sirdar and headquarters got back to Omdurman on the 25th of September.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
British Dictionary definitions for Omdurman


a city in the central Sudan, on the White Nile, opposite Khartoum, with which it forms the country's largest city; scene of the Battle of Omdurman (1898), in which the Mahdi's successor was defeated by Lord Kitchener's forces. Pop: recent estimates vary between 1 000 000 and 3 000 000
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