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Oxus

[ok-suh s] /ˈɒk səs/
noun
1.
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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

Oxus

/ˈɒksəs/
noun
1.
the ancient name for the Amu Darya
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