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Ox·us

 (ŏk′səs)

Oxus

(ˈɒksəs)
n
(Placename) the ancient name for the Amu Darya

A•mu Dar•ya

(ˈɑ mu ˈdɑr yə)
n.
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. ab. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long. Also called Oxus.
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The Poet wandering on, through Arabie And Persia, and the wild Carmanian waste, And o'er the aerial mountains which pour down Indus and Oxus from their icy caves--" and that other passage beginning
Historically, he said, this whole area from Trans-Kazakhstan to Oxus River and onward to Pamir mountains was the gateway for bringing and shaping cultures, religion fervor and trade.
Historically, Jhagra remarked, this whole area, from Kazakhstan to Oxus river, and onward to Pamir mountains, was the gateway for bringing and shaping cultures, religion fervour and trade.
Such was Lahore's splendor that in his epic poem 'Paradise Lost', the Cromwell era poet John Milton, mentions it in the same breath as some of the most renowned cities:His eyes might there command whatever stood/City of old or modern fame, the seat/Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls/Of Cambalu, seat of Cathian Can/And Samarcand by Oxus, Temir's throne/To Paquin of Sinaen Kings, and thence/To Agra and Lahore of Great Mogul"During this period, the massiveLahore Fort was built.
On top of everything, in the days to come, two things are for sure, and through the historical and philosophical lens can be stated with absolute certainty that a Indo-Pak war is inevitable, while its first phase will be an intense and deadly proxy war with a political power struggle over the Afghan land from Durand line up till the banks of Oxus.
He also founded Oxus Medical (oximetry in cardiac resynchronisation) and Tesa Medical (orthopaedics).
The word oxymoron comes from the ancient Greek oxus ("sharp, keen") and moros ("dull, foolish," as in moron).
Philippines and Oxus, viewing treaty provisions as simple default rules, wholly subject to contracting party choice.
The Amudarya or Oxus River originates from Hundukush while Syrdarya or Jaxartes River from TainShen range.
Franco Bustillos compro en junio del ano pasado la offshore Oxus Overseas Inc.
Surjit S Bhalla, Chairman of Oxus Investments, is known for his command performance in the media although he maintains the pretence of an intellectual and independent analyst.