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Severn

[sev-ern] /ˈsɛv ərn/
noun
1.
a river in Great Britain, flowing from central Wales through W England into the Bristol Channel. 210 miles (338 km) long.
2.
a city in central Maryland.
Related forms
trans-Severn, adjective
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  • "We are going to Severn Corners—my husband and I," said the woman, smiling.

  • I think you all mean us kindly, and we are thankful for this lift to Severn Corners.

  • Then with a flirt of her sail we bade them good-bye and ran for the mouth of the Severn.

    The Tory Maid Herbert Baird Stimpson
  • When we arrived in the Severn, we found the shore and water full of alertness.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • At the top of the hill, beyond the Severn, there was a road which took off to the left.

    In Her Own Right

    John Reed Scott
  • Yes, here it was—with Greenberry Point just across the Severn.

    In Her Own Right

    John Reed Scott
  • A hand-net with a hoop and bar, used by fishermen on the banks of the Severn.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for Severn

Severn

/ˈsɛvən/
noun
1.
a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing northeast and east into England, then south to the Bristol Channel. Length: about 354 km (220 miles)
2.
a river in SE central Canada, in Ontario, flowing northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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