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[vol-guh, vohl-; Russian vawl-guh] /ˈvɒl gə, ˈvoʊl-; Russian ˈvɔl gə/
a river flowing from the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation E and then S to the Caspian Sea: the longest river in Europe. 2325 miles (3745 km).
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trans-Volga, adjective Unabridged
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  • He did not even go down to the Volga, but devoured one volume after another.

    The Precipice Ivan Goncharov
  • He'll go about the Volga for two or three years and then we'll have him married.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • Vobla is a kind of fish of the size of Prussian carp, and is caught in the Volga.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • The sturgeon-fisheries of the Volga are thus admirably organized.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • He then returned to the Volga and established himself there as permanent monarch over all these subjugated realms.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • Their missions extended all along the Volga and they were at Odessa in 1800.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • At Batraki we pass over the Volga by a bridge nearly a mile long.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • If they would take me and throw me into the Volga, I would be glad.

    The Storm Aleksandr Nicolaevich Ostrovsky
  • Now and again we caught glimpses of the dim lights in farms, and once we saw the old moon reflected in the Volga.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for Volga


a river in W Russia, rising in the Valdai Range and flowing through a chain of small lakes to the Rybinsk Reservoir and south to the Caspian Sea through Volgograd: the longest river in Europe. Length: 3690 km (2293 miles)
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