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[koo-ban; Russian koo-bahn] /kuˈbæn; Russian kuˈbɑn/
a river flowing NW from the Caucasus Mountains to the Black and the Azov seas. 512 miles (825 km) long.
Ancient Hypanis [hip-uh-nis] /ˈhɪp ə nɪs/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
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  • Probably Kuban was making a rush at his foe, while I tried to get him by the neck.

    Dariel R. D. Blackmore
  • I should be sorry to have to fight Kuban and Orla, with a police-staff.

    Dariel R. D. Blackmore
  • His one idea of diplomacy and war is a thousand Kuban Cossacks at full speed.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • He lived and fought with this belief, and died for it on the banks of the Kuban.

    The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • You must now take Kuban in your arms, and follow this gentleman into the fort.

    Dariel R. D. Blackmore
  • I have secured the figures for the Province of Kuban, in the Caucasus.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
  • Once across the Kuban or the Terek, he never felt sure of his life, for there was always a Circassian lying in wait for him.

    Life of Schamyl John Milton Mackie
  • A Russian army invaded the province of Kuban and defeated a Turkish army there, and occupied the whole of the province.

  • This ingenious and successful stratagem is still cited with admiration on the banks of the Kuban.

  • The Caucasians have never lacked arms, and with money they can always get powder, even from the Cossacks of the Kuban.

British Dictionary definitions for Kuban


/Russian kuˈbanj/
a river in SW Russia, rising in the Caucasus Mountains and flowing north and northwest to the Sea of Azov. Length: 906 km (563 miles)
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