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Rijeka

or Rieka

[ree-ek-uh; Serbo-Croatian. ree-ye-kah] /riˈɛk ə; Serbo-Croatian. riˈyɛ kɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in W Croatia, on the Adriatic.
Italian Fiume.
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  • The voyage up to Rijeka is delightful, as the boat threads her way through a narrow channel between lofty green hills.

  • Off we tore again, and at last reached that point where the descent begins in serpentines to Rijeka.

  • Ivan is not dead, but sleeps on the hill above Rijeka, and he will one day awake and lead his people to victory.

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  • And—for he was quite abreast of his times—he sent to Venice for type and started a printing press at Rijeka.

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  • He built a castle above Rijeka as a defence to his new frontier, and swore to hold the Black Mountain against all comers.

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  • The Danitza, the chief vessel of the Montenegrin squadron according to the engineer, runs twice a week from Rijeka.

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  • A road which is being built between Virpazar and Rijeka will supply a long-felt want.

British Dictionary definitions for Rijeka

Rijeka

/rɪˈɛkə; Croatian riˈjɛka/
noun
1.
a port in Croatia: an ancient town, changing hands many times before passing to Yugoslavia in 1947 until Croatia became independent in 1991. Pop: 135 000 (2005 est) Italian name Fiume
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