Severn


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Severn

(ˈsɛvən)
n
1. (Placename) a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing northeast and east into England, then south to the Bristol Channel. Length: about 354 km (220 miles)
2. (Placename) a river in SE central Canada, in Ontario, flowing northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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Sev•ern

(ˈsɛv ərn)

n.
a river in Great Britain, flowing from central Wales through W England into the Bristol Channel. 210 mi. (338 km) long.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Severn - a river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson BaySevern - a river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson Bay
Ontario - a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
2.Severn - a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol ChannelSevern - a river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel; the longest river in Great Britain
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
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References in classic literature ?
It provided a means of getting to the Severn, round which lay the great Roman roads then coming into existence, and made possible the great waterway to the heart of England--through the Severn and its tributaries.
He lived at Ernleye at a noble church Upon Severn's bank.
"It is Julia Severn," replied Miss Temple, very quietly.
Sophia having directed her guide to travel through bye-roads, across the country, they now passed the Severn, and had scarce got a mile from the inn, when the young lady, looking behind her, saw several horses coming after on full speed.
They were nearing the buttresses that force the Severn eastern and make it an English stream, and the sun, sinking over the Sentinels of Wales, was straight in their eyes.
[2] I have heard it remarked in Shropshire that the water, when the Severn is flooded from long-continued rain, is much more turbid than when it proceeds from the snow melting in the Welsh mountains.
Raffles murmured of Whistler and of Arthur Severn, and threw away a good Sullivan because the smoke would curl between him and the picture.
Lack of sympathy with Shelley and his poetry led him to reject Shelley's generous offer of entertainment at Pisa, and he sailed with his devoted friend the painter Joseph Severn to southern Italy.
It was nearly four o'clock when we at last, after passing through the beautiful Stroud Valley, and over the broad gleaming Severn, found ourselves at the pretty little country-town of Ross.
That with moist curb sways the smooth Severn stream.
Severn Trent's chairman Andrew Duff said it had given careful consideration to every proposal made by the consortium He said: "We have consistently made clear to the consortium our belief that Severn Trent has a value to our shareholders above the level it indicated it was willing to pay.
A PROPOSED takeover of water company Severn Trent collapsed when a Canadian-led consortium pulled out, days after its final PS5.3 billion offer was rejected.