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Vltava

[vuhl-tuh-vuh] /ˈvʌl tə və/
noun
1.
a river in the W Czech Republic, flowing N to the Elbe. 270 miles (435 km) long.
German Moldau
[mawl-dou, mohl-] /ˈmɔl daʊ, ˈmoʊl-/ (Show IPA)
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  • It is said to have taken place on the left bank of the Vltava, on the Hradcany Hill.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • They settled on the right bank of the Vltava, and, favoured by the Bohemian Sovereigns, increased rapidly.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • Charles therefore decided on building a new city on the right bank of the Vltava.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • Unable to arrive there directly, they crossed the Vltava to the Mal Strana, that was then under the rule of the old town.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • They attempted to cross the Vltava by a ford near the present suburb of Smichov, and many perished in the river.

    The Story of Prague Count Francis Ltzow
  • Another fine broad road leading to Prague is the Elbe, into which flows the Vltava, some thirty miles north of the capital.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • It is not the view which you will find on the postcards illustrating this particular spot and calling it "Venice on the Vltava."

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • Of the works that Charles constructed for the beautifying of his capital, several are reflected in the waters of Vltava.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • It was probably a sunny day, and many people of Prague were disporting themselves in the Vltava, as they do to-day.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • Steamers of all sizes, painted in the national colours of Bohemia, white and red, ply up and down the Vltava.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
British Dictionary definitions for Vltava

Vltava

/Czech ˈvltava/
noun
1.
a river in the Czech Republic, rising in the Bohemian Forest and flowing generally southeast and then north to the River Elbe near Melnik. Length: 434 km (270 miles) German name Moldau
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