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Usk

[uhsk] /ʌsk/
noun
1.
a river flowing S and SE from SE Wales through SW England into the Severn estuary. 60 miles (97 km) long.
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Usk

/ʌsk/
noun
1.
a river in SE Wales, flowing southeast and south to the Bristol Channel. Length: 113 km (70 miles)
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Usk

town, present and historic county of Monmouthshire, Wales, lying along the River Usk 20 miles (32 km) from its Bristol Channel mouth. The town was settled first by Celts and then by Romans, who called it Burrium. A Norman castle was built in the 12th century but was partially destroyed about 1402 during the rebellion of the Welsh prince Owen Glendower. Usk is now a small market town and tourist centre. The River Usk, which flows through the town, rises in the Black Mountain range at the Carmarthenshire-Powys county boundary, in Brecon Beacons National Park. Both the river and the town of Usk are noted for good fishing. Pop. (2001) 2,318.

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