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[German oo-ree; English oo r-ee] /German ˈu ri; English ˈʊər i/
a canton in central Switzerland. 415 sq. mi. (1075 sq. km).
Capital: Altdorf. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Since that time, he has been employed as coachman by Uri Gilbert, Esq., of this city.

  • Uri, the son of the former, now appeared beneath the ancient tree.

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  • But these Uri cannot be habituated to man or made tractable, not even when young.

    Bible Animals; J. G. Wood
  • When the servants call you Uri, you must not be angry with them.

    Against the Current Edward A. Steiner
  • There certainly was a Hapsburg governor, Gessler, in charge of the canton Uri about this time .

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British Dictionary definitions for Uri


/German ˈuːri/
one of the original three cantons of Switzerland, in the centre of the country: mainly German-speaking and Roman Catholic. Capital: Altdorf. Pop: 35 200 (2002 est). Area: 1075 sq km (415 sq miles)
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