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Madre de Dios

[mah-th re th e dyaws] /ˈmɑ ðrɛ ðɛ ˈdyɔs/
noun
1.
a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 miles (1450 km) long.
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  • In 1592 a Portuguese carrack called the Madre de Dios was captured and brought home.

    Ancient and Modern Ships. George C. V. Holmes
  • Madre de Dios, yes,—I have a mule there; may the devil fly away with her!

    The Story of a Mine Bret Harte
  • I have no doubt the river I have seen is the Madre de Dios of that missionary.

    The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
  • Look a bit further out in that direction, captain—there he is again; Madre de Dios, what a monster!

    The Rover's Secret Harry Collingwood
  • At length we set out to find the resting-place of the precious cargo of the Madre de Dios.

    The Quest of the 'Golden Hope' Percy F. Westerman
  • The arrival of the 'Madre de Dios' on the Queen's birthday had something like the importance of a national event.

    Raleigh Edmund Gosse
  • Some of the people said she was larger than the Madre de Dios, and some that she was less.

  • Unless untoward events prevented it, another thirty-six hours would see the treasure of the Madre de Dios within our grasp.

    The Quest of the 'Golden Hope' Percy F. Westerman
  • After waiting patiently for some weeks, another still larger carrack, called the Madre de Dios hove in sight.

  • The muleteer had advanced into the narrow channel when he suddenly cast a hurried glance behind him, uttered a "Madre de Dios!"

    The Three Partners Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for Madre de Dios

Madre de Dios

/Spanish ˈmaðre ðe ˈðiɔs/
noun
1.
a river in NE South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Beni River in N Bolivia. Length: about 965 km (600 miles)
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