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Tugela

/tuːˈɡeɪlə/
noun
1.
a river in E South Africa, rising in the Drakensberg where it forms the Tugela Falls, 856 m (2810 ft) high (highest waterfall in Africa), before flowing east to the Indian Ocean: scene of battles during the Zulu War (1879) and the Boer War (1899–1902). Length: about 500 km (312 miles)
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  • Then they fell back and she rode towards the tugela, followed by Richard on horseback and Tamboosa on foot.

    The Ghost Kings H. Rider Haggard
  • On the 29th of March the column of relief advanced from the tugela.

    Our Soldiers W.H.G. Kingston
  • The morning came at last, and that day, about noon, we reached a ford of the tugela which luckily was quite passable.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • The tugela river and the indecision of the Zulu king saved the colony.

  • We have now but one thought—is it possible for Buller to force his way across that line of hills overlooking the tugela?

    Ladysmith H. W. Nevinson
  • Now this land, which lay between the tugela and the Umzimvubu, they desired to treat for.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • It was evidently expected that he should hold his ground near Ladysmith and thereby cover Natal to the south of the tugela.

    Lessons of the War Spenser Wilkinson
  • I answered that I sought a grant of the land south of the tugela to the sea.

    Marie H. Rider Haggard
  • Hart's six battalions found good cover in the gorge of the tugela.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Winston Spencer Churchill
  • The details of Buller's repulse at the tugela did not make good reading.

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