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[noo-ey-suh s, nyoo-]
  1. a river in S Texas, flowing SE to Corpus Christi Bay, on the Gulf of Mexico. 338 miles (545 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for nueces

Historical Examples

  • He tells us it went beyond the Nueces; but he does not tell us it went to the Rio Grande.

    The Life Of Abraham Lincoln

    Ward H. Lamon

  • On his return, while nearing the Nueces River, he spied a couple of Indians.

    Crooked Trails

    Frederic Remington

  • Its jurisdiction had been extended and exercised beyond the Nueces.

    Peace with Mexico

    Albert Gallatin

  • We rode down the banks of the Nueces, crossing and recrossing the stream.

  • You'll get your herd in Nueces County, and Jim will assist in the receiving.

    The Outlet

    Andy Adams