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[uhsk] /ʌsk/
a river flowing S and SE from SE Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 60 miles (97 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The preface is dated "Newton by Usk this first of October 1651."

  • One afternoon we went to the churchyard overlooking the Usk.

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  • Usk laughs a little crossly as she comes to the end of her breathless sentences.

  • "But then you always digest all you eat," Usk remarks to him, enviously.

  • "They are conspiring for the ruin of your family," says Usk, with a groan.

  • "It's the confounded levelling that destroys it," says Usk, echoing the sigh.

  • Usk discourses of Achnalorrie with breathless eloquence, as of a lover eulogizing the charms of a mistress forever lost to him.

  • Usk laughs, but sulkily; he has the impression that his beloved friend is making fun of him, but he is not quite sure.

  • "A heaven mitigated by gardeners' wages,—very considerably mitigated," says Usk.

  • "He has written first-rate books," says Usk, angrily, always ready to defend a friend in absence.

British Dictionary definitions for Usk


a river in SE Wales, flowing southeast and south to the Bristol Channel. Length: 113 km (70 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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