Ouse


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Ouse

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1. (Placename) Also called: Great Ouse a river in E England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing northeast to the Wash near King's Lynn; for the last 56 km (35 miles) follows mainly artificial channels. Length: 257 km (160 miles)
2. (Placename) a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, formed by the confluence of the Swale and Ure Rivers: flows southeast to the Humber. Length: 92 km (57 miles)
3. (Placename) a river in S England, rising in Sussex and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: 48 km (30 miles)

Ouse

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n.
1. Also called Great Ouse. a river in E England flowing NE to the Wash. 160 mi. (260 km) long.
2. a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, flowing SE to the Humber. 57 mi. (92 km) long.
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Noun1.Ouse - a river in northeastern England that flows generally southeastward to join the Trent River and form the HumberOuse - a river in northeastern England that flows generally southeastward to join the Trent River and form the Humber
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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The long lances, the heavy maces, the sixbladed battle axes, and the well tempered swords of the knights played havoc among them, so that the rout was complete; but, not content with victory, Prince Edward must glut his vengeance, and so he pursued the citizens for miles, butchering great numbers of them, while many more were drowned in attempting to escape across the Ouse.
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This illustrated oral memoir details a bygone era on the River Ouse in Yorkshire, offering the recollections of bargeman Laurie Dews of Selby, the last generation of a family of bargemen on the Yorkshire Ouse.
Flowers left by the River Great Ouse in Bedford, close to where mother-of-three Leanne Gordon drowned
In that role, he was recently invited to accompany two RAFA colleagues to a welfare meeting at Linton on Ouse.
The exhibition will detail how upper levels, accessed off Ouse Street, are planned to host residen tial properties of between one and five bedrooms.
They have put forward a condition f a 'commitment proposal' against the President's action to allow normal business of the ouse.
It is set on the side of a valley overlooking the beautiful landscape of the Ouse flood plain and bounded by rolling South Down hills to the north-west and east.
He then changed back to a sculling boat for the Great Ouse and into a coastal sculling boat to row from King's Lynn to Yarmouth.
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