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Chagres

[chah-gres] /ˈtʃɑ grɛs/
noun
1.
a river in Panama, flowing through Gatun Lake into the Caribbean Sea.
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  • The Chagres at Gamboa has been known to rise 35-1/2 feet in 24 hours.

  • The Society of the Chagres was organized in the fall of 1911.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • Streams entering the Chagres in its lower reaches would be dammed back or diverted—a considerable, but not momentous, undertaking.

  • Alligators abound in the Chagres River and other streams of the Zone.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • In the summer of 1852 the Panama railroad was completed only to the point where it now crosses the Chagres River.

  • The Chagres is capable of rising over forty feet in twenty-four hours.

    The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
  • It was impossible with such rowers to make much speed against the strong current of the Chagres River.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • He proposed to conduct the waters of the Chagres to the sea by other channels.

  • The area between these piles is filled with silt, and water pumped into it by hydraulic dredges from the Chagres valley.

    The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
  • Cholera had broken out with terrible malignity on the banks of the Chagres.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier
British Dictionary definitions for Chagres

Chagres

/Spanish ˈtʃaɣres/
noun
1.
a river in Panama, flowing southwest through Gatún Lake, then northwest to the Caribbean Sea
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