American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The largest city of Sudan, in the northeast-central part on the White Nile opposite Khartoum. Anglo-Egyptian troops defeated Mahdi forces near here on September 2, 1898. It is the largest city in the country. Population: 2,810,000.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A battle (1898) in which an Anglo-Egyptian army under Lord Kitchener defeated the Sudanese.
- n. a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
- n. a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese
“The women gathered in Omdurman to protest against rape and human rights abuses.”
“Ah, because these guys are savages, to be mowed down like fuzzy-fuzzies in the battle of Omdurman.”
“Another flight had us in Omdurman, and Mr. O'Neil insisted that we stay at one of the more expensive hotels in the city.”
“We will land in Omdurman, and make contact with the people who run the company there.”
“Gone are the days when foreign journalists marvelled at the cafe bars that were gently misted in various spots in upscale Khartoum and Omdurman.”
“A young officer named Winston Churchill machine gunned about 50,000 Dervishes at Omdurman.”
“Used in British colonial conflicts, such as the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, the Maxim performed even better than advertised, putting Gatling out of business.”
“The May 2008 attack on Khartoum's twin city, Omdurman, was the closest a Darfur rebel group had reached the capital.”
“Though many German officers initially resisted machine guns, the events at Omdurman and the Russo-Japanese War had made their impression, and by the early twentieth century, manufacturing had begun in earnest of the German modification Maschinengewehr 08, or MG08.”
“They developed the .280 round as a prospective replacement for the long-standing British .303, a large cartridge that had been used all the way back to the slaughter at Omdurman.”
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