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Mosul

[moh-sool]
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noun
  1. a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh.
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Mosul

noun
  1. a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est)
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Mosul

city in northern Iraq, from Arabic al-Mawsul, literally "the joined," a reference to the bridge and ford over the Tigris here.

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