Avon


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A·von

also Upper A·von  (ā′vŏn, ā′vən, ăv′ən)
A river of south-central England flowing 154 km (96 mi) to the Severn. It is known for its associations with Shakespeare.

Avon

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1. (Placename) a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
2. (Placename) a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
3. (Placename) a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth. Length: 120 km (75 miles)
4. (Placename) a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)

Avon

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(Biography) Earl of. title of (Anthony) Eden1

A•von

(ˈeɪ vən, ˈæv ən)

n.
1. a river in central England, flowing SE past Stratford-on-Avon to the Severn. 96 mi. (155 km) long.
2. a river in S England, flowing W to the mouth of the Severn. ab. 75 mi. (120 km) long.
3. a river in S England, flowing S to the English Channel. ab. 60 mi. (100 km) long.
4. a county in SW England, 962,000; 520 sq. mi. (1346 sq. km) Cap.: Bristol.
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Noun1.Avon - a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the SevernAvon - a river in southwestern England rising in Gloucestershire and flowing through Bristol to empty into the estuary of the Severn
England - a division of the United Kingdom
2.Avon - a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the SevernAvon - a river in central England that flows through Stratford-on-Avon and empties into the Severn
England - a division of the United Kingdom
3.Avon - a county in southwestern England
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Then one of the fearful plagues which used to sweep over the land, when people lived in dark and dirty houses in dark and dirty streets, attacked Stratford-on- Avon.
He remembered, perhaps, in after years his rambles by the slow- flowing Avon, when he wrote:
The valley of the Stour is beyond, unaccountable stream, dirty at Blandford, pure at Wimborne--the Stour, sliding out of fat fields, to marry the Avon beneath the tower of Christchurch.
Frome was forced inward towards Dorchester, Stour against Wimborne, Avon towards Salisbury, and over the immense displacement the sun presided, leading it to triumph ere he sank to rest.
That seems but a slight journey as you look at the map, or remember your own pleasant travels to and from the meadowy banks of the Avon.
The river Avon at Rugby is a slow and not very clear stream, in which chub, dace, roach, and other coarse fish are (or were) plentiful enough, together with a fair sprinkling of small jack, but no fish worth sixpence either for sport or food.
But now came on the May-fly season; the soft, hazy summer weather lay sleepily along the rich meadows by Avon side, and the green and gray flies flickered with their graceful, lazy up- and-down flight over the reeds and the water and the meadows, in myriads upon myriads.
Every little pitiful, coarse fish in the Avon was on the alert for the flies, and gorging his wretched carcass with hundreds daily, the gluttonous rogues
Sixty or seventy of them, large and small, smooth and shaggy--deer-hound, boar-hound, blood-hound, wolf-hound, mastiff, alaun, talbot, lurcher, terrier, spaniel--snapping, yelling and whining, with score of lolling tongues and waving tails, came surging down the narrow lane which leads from the Twynham kennels to the bank of Avon.
So stood Sir Nigel Loring upon the bridge of Avon, and talked lightly with his lady.
at the Avon Police Department, 60 West Main Street in Avon, CT.
The Avon company has been providing women with must-have cosmetics, beauty items and a means to earn money for more than 100 years.