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Oxus

[ok-suh s]
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noun
  1. Amu Darya.
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Examples from the Web for oxus

Historical Examples

  • They found the Oxus, a mighty stream, swollen with melting snows.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • After passing the Oxus the chief interest of Burnes' story commences.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • As they approached the Oxus it was found necessary to employ a Turkman guard.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • But once over the Oxus his story hardly concerns the gates of India.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • At any rate he trusted them, and it was with their assistance that he reached the source of the Oxus.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich


British Dictionary definitions for oxus

Oxus

noun
  1. the ancient name for the Amu Darya
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