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[ooz] /uz/
Also called Great Ouse. a river in E England, flowing NE to the Wash. 160 miles (260 km) long.
a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, flowing SE to the Humber. 57 miles (92 km) long.
a river in SE England, flowing S to the English Channel. 30 miles (48 km) long. Unabridged
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  • Mistus kep' me in de big 'Ouse wid 'er, an' I slep' on a cotton mattress on de floor by de side of 'er bed.

  • But now I've got this 'Ouse, and a bit put by, I'll think of gittin' a 'usband.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Mr. Nettleton was always a gentleman, sir, though he did try to set fire to the 'Ouse with my methylated.

    Witching Hill E. W. Hornung
  • Ted'n no use kippin' a public 'Ouse after he've bin to a plaace.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • No, oal the family, 'ciptin' Miss Naomi, do slaip in another paart ov the 'Ouse.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • I've 'ad enough of a tipsy missus, and an' Ouse without an atim o' comfit!

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
  • "I taken this 'Ouse," he cried, as he approached the grim figure on the doorstep.

    Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins
  • I'm glad you chose them, because we ain't got nothink else in the 'Ouse.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Haaf-way up Brownlow Hill, an' roun' to the left; a mighty big 'Ouse.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • You'll 'ear them in the 'Ouse to-morrer talkin' as if it was spreadin' all over America.

    American Notes Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for Ouse


Also called Great Ouse. a river in E England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing northeast to the Wash near King's Lynn; for the last 56 km (35 miles) follows mainly artificial channels. Length: 257 km (160 miles)
a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, formed by the confluence of the Swale and Ure Rivers: flows southeast to the Humber. Length: 92 km (57 miles)
a river in S England, rising in Sussex and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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