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[ok-suh s] /ˈɒk səs/
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  • They found the Oxus, a mighty stream, swollen with melting snows.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • It was and is the great high-road of Badakshan in the Oxus plains.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • It is elsewhere stated that the Khariab is another name for the Oxus or Jihun.

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

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • After passing the Oxus the chief interest of Burnes' story commences.

    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
  • Towards evening on the day of our departure from Khanka we came to the Oxus.

  • It is represented in its journey from the East by the "Oxus treasure."

    Jewellery H. Clifford Smith,
  • They also defended it against the Persians, and defeated them on the Oxus.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
British Dictionary definitions for Oxus


the ancient name for the Amu Darya
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