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  1. a river in NW England, flowing south and west through Lancashire to the Irish Sea. Length: 121 km (75 miles)
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Examples from the Web for ribble

Historical Examples of ribble

  • Alas for his wife who keeps the booth by the bridge-head of Ribble!

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • If a haven ever existed at the mouth of the Ribble, it has now disappeared.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

  • This is owing to its position at the head of the Ribble estuary.

  • The other river that flows east while the Ribble flows west is the River Ayr.

  • Indeed, up to 1836, it was the only spire which could be found between the Ribble and the Lune.