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Basra

[buhs-ruh, bahs-rah] /ˈbʌs rə, ˈbɑs rɑ/
noun
1.
a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf.
Also, Busra, Busrah.
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  • They'll wait until the force has moved to Basra before they take chances.

  • Hallaj quoted a work of Hassan of Basra, from which he said he had taken it.

  • Basra itself lies up a creek, and is invisible from the river.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • Basra was like coming on a bit of the London Thames from a distance.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
  • An old-world touch is given to the waters of Basra by the high-sterned dhows anchored in the river.

    A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell
  • Victory would have meant the evacuation of Basra, if not of Mesopotamia.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
British Dictionary definitions for Basra

Basra

/ˈbæzrə/
noun
1.
a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
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