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Otsu

[oht-soo] /ˈoʊt su/
noun
1.
a city in S Honshu, Japan, on Lake Biwa.
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  • They go by kago over mountain; you go by 'rickisha to Otsu, and wait.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
  • This was a quotation from a speech delivered at Otsu, a few days previously, by a member of the Government.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • I left Otsu at dawn, and followed as well as I could the winding course of the river.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • Not far from Otsu I came to the thick jungle of high reeds and tall grass of which I had already heard.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • Previous to this, while following the course of the Otsu River, I saw a strange sight.

    Alone with the Hairy Ainu A. H. Savage Landor
  • Percival had an early lunch, and, leaving Judson sitting disconsolately among the hand-bags, started for Otsu.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
  • In the afternoon the Chicago Bank representative would arrive at Otsu, our nearest railroad station.

    The House of the Misty Star Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
  • And the year 1880 saw the opening of the railroad between Kioto and Otsu.

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