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Atbara

[aht-buh-ruh, at-] /ˈɑt bə rə, ˈæt-/
noun
1.
a river in NE Africa, flowing NW from NW Ethiopia to the Nile in E Sudan. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
2.
a city in NE Sudan.
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  • In two days they reached the junction of the Atbara river with the Nile.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • After the battle of Atbara, it was announced that 3000 dervishes had been killed.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • Wherever the sources of the Nile might be, the Atbara was the parent of Egypt!

    In the Heart of Africa Samuel White Baker
  • The Dervish army had crossed the Atbara at Hudi, and was within ten miles of the camp.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • The battle of the Atbara was then won, and the order to cease firing was given.

  • Then at 8.25 the 'Cease fire' sounded, and the battle of the Atbara ended.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • The prison doors were broken, the prisoners were released, and rejoiced in the mighty stream of the Atbara.

    In the Heart of Africa Samuel White Baker
  • The British, on the other hand, could receive their supplies by camels from the Atbara fort.

  • Kitchener, making another night march up the Atbara river, stormed the Arab camp and took Mahmoud prisoner.

    Lord Kitchener G. K. Chesterton
  • You saved my life at Atbara, and have always been faithfully devoted to me.

British Dictionary definitions for Atbara

Atbara

/ˈætbərə; ætˈbɑː-/
noun
1.
a town in NE Sudan. Pop: 110 000 (2005 est)
2.
a river in NE Africa, rising in N Ethiopia and flowing through E Sudan to the Nile at Atbara. Length: over 800 km (500 miles)
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