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A city of southern Bangladesh on the Ganges River delta. The phenomenon known as "the Barisal guns," unexplained sounds resembling distant thunder or cannon fire, may be seismic in origin.
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Ba•ri•sal(ˌbʌr əˈsɑl, ˈbær əˌsɔl)
a port in S Bangladesh, on the Ganges River. 188,000.
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