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Ouse

[ ooz ]

noun

  1. Also called Great Ouse. a river in E England, flowing NE to the Wash. 160 miles (260 km) long.
  2. a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, flowing SE to the Humber. 57 miles (92 km) long.
  3. a river in SE England, flowing S to the English Channel. 30 miles (48 km) long.


Ouse

/ uːz /

noun

  1. Also calledGreat Ouse a river in E England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing northeast to the Wash near King's Lynn; for the last 56 km (35 miles) follows mainly artificial channels. Length: 257 km (160 miles)
  2. a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, formed by the confluence of the Swale and Ure Rivers: flows southeast to the Humber. Length: 92 km (57 miles)
  3. a river in S England, rising in Sussex and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: 48 km (30 miles)


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Example Sentences

Imagine the resolve of Virginia Woolf filling her coat pockets with stones and walking straight into the River Ouse.

King Harald was lying in the Ouse when the host of the Earls swooped down against him.

I 'aven't come to sharin' my butler's 'ouse,' said Mrs Clay, bridling.

Your mon didna get t'our 'ouse afore one o'clock, an' we wor on the way afore ha'f-past.

In the evening Marian was taking her accustomed walk along a beech avenue beside the Ouse.

Just what I did, but 'e got worse, and the Organization lady said as we must go to the 'Ouse, or she'd have the cruelty man on us.

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