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  1. a river flowing S and SE from SE Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 60 miles (97 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for usk

Historical Examples of usk

  • The preface is dated "Newton by Usk this first of October 1651."

    Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II

    Henry Vaughan

  • One afternoon we went to the churchyard overlooking the Usk.

  • "But then you always digest all you eat," Usk remarks to him, enviously.

  • "They are conspiring for the ruin of your family," says Usk, with a groan.

  • Usk laughs a little crossly as she comes to the end of her breathless sentences.

British Dictionary definitions for usk


  1. a river in SE Wales, flowing southeast and south to the Bristol Channel. Length: 113 km (70 miles)
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