American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A section of the Nile River in eastern Africa flowing generally northward to Khartoum, where it joins the Blue Nile to form the Nile River proper.
- n. a headstream of the Nile; joins the Blue Nile at Khartoum to form the Nile
“Most of the White Nile from Halfaya to Berber was still open to his steamers, the Shaygia tribes on its banks remained hostile to the Mahdi, and the seasonal rise in water level made river travel easier.”
“Occasionally, however, the channel of the White Nile grows choked with a sedge called sud.”
“The French gave Menelik money, arms shipments, and a promise that the eastern bank of the White Nile would be his if he helped France take the western bank.”
“Their vessels plied the White Nile “in triumph and defiance before the wind, with flags flying the crescent and star, above a horrible cargo of pest-smitten humanity, in open contempt for my authority.””
“He granted France permission to build a railway from Obock to the Abyssinian capital of Addis Ababa, and from there to the junction of the White Nile and the Gazelle River at Sobat.”
“Southwards they extended to the White Nile and the northern boundary of the Sudan; in the west they included the Canary Isles and the British Isles; to the north they reached as far as the German Seas and thence over the Low”
“As Stewart made south for Metemma, twelve thousand Ansar headed along the western bank of the White Nile to meet him.”
“But below Abu Hamed the White Nile split into two channels, and Stewart picked the wrong one.”
“In February 1863, as Baker worked south from Khartoum, he ran into Speke and Grant, who had located the falls on the north of the lake where the waters of the White Nile began their three-month, four-thousand-mile journey to the Mediterranean.”
“The policing of the White Nile only forced the slave caravans onto remote, waterless overland paths.”
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