from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river rising in western Belarus and flowing about 440 km (275 mi) to northeast Poland and then generally west and southwest to the Western Bug River near its confluence with the Vistula River.

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  • proper noun A river in Poland and Belarus.


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  • Situated on the hydrological divide between the Baltic and Black Seas, and lies in the drainage basin of the River Narewka, a tributary of the Narew.

    Bialowieza Forest, Poland

  • They had caught fish from the Narew, but eaten them raw,

    Briar Rose

  • And though they could not see clearly from behind the trees, they found out soon enough that the corpses had been mangled for the gold in their teeth and then rolled into an enormous mass grave there in the field by the grey Narew.

    Briar Rose

  • They stopped by the Narew to wash, the men first and ther girl, not so much to bathe but to prepare themselves for the i ing fight.

    Briar Rose

  • Becca thought about the ride back from Chelmno, with the day darkening around them: first a grey mist off the Narew, then the clouds closing entirely over the sky, and at last a steady drizzle which accompanied them the rest of the way.

    Briar Rose

  • The next morning Becca drove them back to the field by the Narew.

    Briar Rose

  • The plan appeared virtually infallible; even if the Russians pressed Jerome hard in the early days, he would still be able to seek sanctuary behind the fortifications of the Rivers Narew and Vistula, and the general effect would be the same; Bagration would be trapped as before, but with the Vistula to his front instead of the River Bug.


  • Possession of Warsaw and nearby Modlin gave Napoleon a strong strategic position, for the rivers Narew, Bug and Ukra flowed into the Vistula in this vicinity, providing several possible lines of operations for the next spring.


  • Acting on his assumption, Napoleon decided to mount a full-scale manoeuvre sur les derrières in an attempt to cut the Russian communications by an onslaught toward the River Narew.


  • Secondly, the Russians might abandon Vilna and draw off to mass in force south of a line running from Grodno to Slonim; in that case the Grande Armée would sweep into the Russian rear, and pen them in a pocket formed by Slonim, the Pripet Marshes, the rivers Bug and Narew—a repetition, in fact, of the enveloping movement used to such good effect at Ulm in 1805.



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