American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river rising in western Ukraine and flowing about 1,368 km (850 mi) generally southeast through eastern Moldova then back into Ukraine where it empties into the Black Sea near Odessa. It formed the Soviet-Romanian border from 1918 to 1940.
“Still journeying to the north and east, he crossed the river which we now call the Dniester, and there, finding a rocky hill rising from an immense plain, he formed a cell near its summit, and settled himself down to end his life in self-denial and meditation.”
“Only in a strip of Moldova between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian border did local Russians take up arms.”
“TIRASPOL, Moldova—Past a checkpoint manned by fur-hatted Russian soldiers with assault rifles and across a bridge spanning the Dniester River, sprawls a throwback to the days of the Cold War.”
“There used to be empty fields with some tribes" before Russians arrived along the Dniester River, says Dmitriy Soin, a member of the Supreme Soviet.”
“Mr. Lilin was born into a tightly knit society of Siberian bandits, known as Urkas gulag slang for thieves, living in exile in Transnistria, a tiny quasi-state that runs along the Dniester River between Ukraine and Moldova.”
“Suddenly, the residents on the east side of the Dniester River, who felt closer to the former Soviet bloc, and the government on the west side, more allied with Romania, found themselves in conflict.”
“The first sign that something was afoot came when we reached a bridge over the Dniester River.”
“They regained Przemsyl and Lemberg and crossed the Dniester River.”
“Traveling in parallel to the two main rivers of Ukraine the Dniester and the Dnieper, they were pushing the front forward so the debris of the opposing Soviet armies would either flee or be swept into the Sea of Azov.”
“Warsaw: 1925; Bay di bregn fun Dniester (On the Banks of the Dniester).”
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