[ pur-guh-twahr, ‐tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee ]
/ ˈpɜr gəˌtwɑr, ‐ˌtɔr i, ‐ˌtoʊr i /
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a river in SE Colorado, flowing NE to the Arkansas River. 186 miles (299 km) long.
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How to use Purgatoire in a sentence
It was natural enough for the Colorado cowboys to transform "Purgatoire river" to "Picketwire river."The Word Hoosier; John Finley|Jacob Piatt Dunn
"If thar's anybody at Bent's ranch on th' Purgatoire, we might pick up a re-mount thar," muttered Tom.Bring Me His Ears|Clarence E. Mulford
The delightful Purgatoire has become a deadly bore, and the enchanting Mephistopheles has been riddled as by a hailstorm.
The delightful Purgatoire, where the author sees a chorus of souls in Purgatory, is much better.
Harkness can go to the Purgatoire; he will go if you ask him, though likely he wouldnt for me; and you can have charge here.Justin Wingate, Ranchman|John H. Whitson