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Volturno

[vawl-toor-naw] /vɔlˈtur nɔ/
noun
1.
a river in S central Italy, flowing from the Apennines into the Tyrrhenian Sea. 110 miles (175 km) long.
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  • I was able to take a part in the battle of Volturno, but collapsed after it was over.

    Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty
  • He had cooked for him on the field of Volturno after fighting all day.

  • The troops concentrated on the right bank of the Volturno amounted to 35,000, with 6000 garrisoning Capua.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • That officer later on joined Garibaldi, and was killed at the Battle of the Volturno.

    An Autobiography Elizabeth Butler
  • During the progress of these events Garibaldi was preparing for the final struggle on the Volturno.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • On the 1st of October he routed the remnant of the Bourbon army 40,000 strong on the Volturno.

  • As in the low marshy ground at the mouths of the Liri and Volturno, malaria is very prevalent.

  • The Neapolitan army at Capua had been very largely reinforced, and had taken post along the river Volturno.

    Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty
  • The river Volturno, which runs by that fortified town, was now chosen as the line of defence of the Bourbon monarchy.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • It must be remembered that though the army of Salerno was recalled to the Volturno, no troops had been withdrawn from Naples.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
British Dictionary definitions for Volturno

Volturno

/Italian volˈturno/
noun
1.
a river in S central Italy, flowing southeast and southwest to the Tyrrhenian Sea: scene of a battle (1860) during the wars for Italian unity, in which Garibaldi defeated the Neapolitans; German line of defence during World War II. Length: 175 km (109 miles)
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