[pur-guh-twahr, ‐tawr-ee, ‐tohr-ee]
- a river in SE Colorado, flowing NE to the Arkansas River. 186 miles (299 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for purgatoire
It was natural enough for the Colorado cowboys to transform "Purgatoire river" to "Picketwire river."The Word Hoosier; John Finley
Jacob Piatt Dunn
Hundreds of flathead chubs were collected in such pools in the Purgatoire and Arkansas rivers.
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.
Well let him have what he wants; the remainder of the herd well throw over on the Purgatoire.
The delightful Purgatoire has become a deadly bore, and the enchanting Mephistopheles has been riddled as by a hailstorm.Musical Memories