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  1. a river flowing from NE Turkey, through the Georgian Republic and Azerbaijan SE to the Caspian Sea. 950 miles (1530 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for kura

Historical Examples

  • And so Ahti and Kura had to leave their vessel and journey over the ice to land.

    Finnish Legends for English Children

    R. Eivind

  • It is noteworthy in this connection that the Yerukalas are said to call one another Kurru or Kura.

  • The kura was built of bamboo and wood and was covered two feet thick with clay so that it was quite fire-proof.

    The Four Corners in Japan

    Amy Ella Blanchard

  • The lower part of the Kura valley assumes the character of a dry steppe, the rainfall not reaching 14 in.

  • This part of the building is covered on the outside with plaster in the manner of a kura (godown) so as to be fire-proof.

    The Foundations of Japan

    J.W. Robertson Scott

British Dictionary definitions for kura


  1. a river in W Asia, rising in NE Turkey and flowing across Georgia and Azerbaijan to the Caspian Sea. Length: 1515 km (941 miles)
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