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[bur-bees] /bɜrˈbis/
a river in E Guyana, flowing NE to the Atlantic Ocean. About 370 miles (595 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Berbice, the eastern division of British Guiana; produces sugar, cocoa, and timber.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • What are the districts which together form the county of Berbice?

  • A glance at the fish again drove me from Berbice into ages long gone by.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • If Berbice held no other attraction it would be worth visiting to see this garden.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • When you have passed this river there is a good public road to New Amsterdam, the capital of Berbice.

    Wanderings in South America Charles Waterton
  • And the river was the Berbice, and the house that of Mr. Beckett.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • New Amsterdam, on the right bank of the Berbice river, has a population of about 7500.

  • Berbice vouchsafed one more surprise, a memory from the past which appeared and vanished in an instant.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • The Dutch colonies were thus cut off, and even the settlements of Essequebo and Berbice had to go without their usual supplies.

  • We took a boat opposite Mr. Beckett's house, and paddled slowly with the nearly-flood tide up the Berbice River.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe

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