American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river of south-central Europe rising in southwest Germany and flowing about 2,848 km (1,770 mi) southeast through Austria, Hungary, Serbia, and Romania to the Black Sea. It has been a major trade route since the Middle Ages.
- n. geography A river of Europe, which arises in Germany, and flows 2850 km (1775 miles) to the Black Sea in Romania.
- n. the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea
- Latin Dānubius, from Proto-Celtic *Danuvios (compare Welsh river name Donwy), from Pre-Celtic *Dāne/ou̯i̯os, from Proto-Indo-European *dhen- (“run, flow”); akin to Latin fōns ("spring"), Persian دنیدن (danīdan, "to hasten, run"), Ossetian дон (don, "water"), Sanskrit धन्वति (dhanvati, "it flows, runs"). (Wiktionary)
“Last week's chemical accident in Hungary, when about184 million gallons of caustic sludge and water burst from a storage pool of a metals plant inundating three western Hungarian towns and spilling into the Danube, is yet another reminder that accidents happen at chemical facilities.”
“Last week's chemical accident in Hungary, when about 184 million gallons of caustic sludge and water burst from a storage pool of a metals plant inundating three western Hungarian towns and spilling into the Danube, is yet another reminder that accidents happen at chemical facilities.”
“With alkalinity soaring in rivers contaminated by Hungary's waste spill, the Danube is rapidly becoming affected itself, with the first dead fish already seen in its waters.”
“Orban said special attention was being paid to block any new sludge spill from reaching the Duna, as the Danube is called in Hungary.”
“The Danube is rolling at high speed through Northern Serbia.”
“Londons greatest actorsLaurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Leslie Howard, Valerie Hobson, and Vivien Leighformed his personal repertory theater, while so many Hungarians found jobs at Denham that the River Colne on which it was located was referred to as the Danube.”
“At Marburg, the Drave, another tributary of the Danube, is crossed; and there are plenty of small mountain streams, as well as the river Mur, which runs by the railway for some distance.”
“All the country it traverses, till it joins the Danube, is said to be very beautiful, and is well worth a visit.”
“The seeds which they planted, of the evangelic doctrine, were gradually propagated; and before the end of a century, the pious work was achieved by the labors of Ulphilas, whose ancestors had been transported beyond the Danube from a small town of Cappadocia.”
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