- a river in SW Asia, flowing SE from SE Turkey through Iraq, joining the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab. 1150 miles (1850 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for tigris
You stand on an unsteady pontoon bridge spanning the Tigris River in a township called Adh Dhouloueya.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Bell died at her house by the Tigris in Baghdad in July 1926 at the age of 57.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
We have not hatched a perfect democracy on the Tigris, and this we know.Panetta's Freudian Slip
July 12, 2011
The Sumerians take possession of the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
The Asiatics had crossed the Tigris, but somehow were entirely hidden from view.Anabasis
The Barbarians, though they had but just crossed the Tigris, were no longer in sight.
He retreated to Kurna, where the Tigris joins the Euphrates.
In this case, you must take them all and throw them by night into the Tigris.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
- a river in SW Asia, rising in E Turkey and flowing southeast through Baghdad to the Euphrates in SE Iraq, forming the delta of the Shatt-al-Arab, which flows into the Persian Gulf: part of a canal and irrigation system as early as 2400 bc, with many ancient cities (including Nineveh) on its banks. Length: 1900 km (1180 miles)