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Omdurman

[om-doo r-mahn] /ˌɒm dʊərˈmɑn/
noun
1.
a city in central Sudan, on the White Nile opposite Khartoum: British victory 1898.
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  • At once Kitchener pressed on to Omdurman, but the bloody day is not yet at an end.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • When all was quiet in Omdurman, the victors had a solemn duty to fulfil.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • As there was none he could not reveal it, so he was killed in the market-place at Omdurman.

    General Gordon

    Seton Churchill
  • Armstrong guns, which were also ordered to assist in breaching Omdurman's walls.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • Omdurman itself must also have long been a choice feeding place for them.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • From its top I was enabled to see Omdurman, with Khartoum in the distance.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • The battle of Omdurman was full of incident and of Homeric combats.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • The command was issued about 8.30 to prepare to march out of camp for Omdurman.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • Of all the vile, dirty places on earth, Omdurman must rank first.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • Major Elmslie threw altogether some 410 Lyddite shells into Omdurman.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
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Omdurman

/ˌɒmdɜːˈmɑːn/
noun
1.
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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