- a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Altai Mountains in China through NE Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation to the Ob River. About 1840 miles (2960 km) long.
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In a pitched battle on the river Irtysh he overthrew them completely.
And so I am sitting at night in a hut on a lake at the very edge of the Irtysh.
The third combat, on the Irtysh, was bloody, and stubbornly fought.
He received a perfect map and description of the unknown regions, from the source of Irtysh to the Wall of China.
Well, I suspected that the Irtysh floods were invented simply to avoid driving me by night through the mud.
- a river in central Asia, rising in China in the Altai Mountains and flowing west through Kazakhstan, then northwest into Russia to join the Ob River as its chief tributary. Length: 4444 km (2760 miles)
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