from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The longest river in the world, flowing about 6,677 km (4,150 mi) through eastern Africa from its most remote sources in Burundi to a delta on the Mediterranean Sea in northeast Egypt. The main headstreams, the Blue Nile and the White Nile, join at Khartoum in Sudan to form the Nile proper. The river has been used for irrigation in Egypt since at least 4000 B.C., a function now regulated largely by the Aswan High Dam.
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- proper n. Usually considered to be the longest river in the world, the Nile flows 6,677 km (4,150 miles) through Khartoum and Cairo in Africa into the Mediterranean Sea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The great river of Egypt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the site of the world's first great civilization
"_Bruce won the source of the Blue Nile; Speke and Grant won the Victoria source of the great White Nile; and I have been permitted to succeed in completing the Nile Sources by the discovery of the great reservoir of the equatorial waters, the Albert N'yanza, from which the river issues as the entire White Nile_."
THOMPKINS: But to Egypt, the Nile is a matter of national security.
For Egyptians, the Nile is the bedrock of their economy and their history.
He feels that he hag been well served by Britain, and the fellah on the Nile is as loyal to Great Britain as is the yyot on the Ganges.
What he wanted to find was what he called the Nile Sauce; but he never found it, and we never wanted it.
From it, Ptolemy appears to have passed to the Tacazze, which he calls the Nile, and to have penetrated into
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 Historical Sketch of the Progress of Discovery, Navigation, and Commerce, from the Earliest Records to the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century, By William Stevenson
Some say the source of the Blue Nile is on Mt. Ghish, in the north Ethiopian highlands, where many believe the waters have miraculous healing powers.
Blue Nile is thus able to give customers access to 55,000 certified diamonds while maintaining negligible inventory; its suppliers benefit from fast inventory turns.
As she and Detective Vartann drove away from the apartment building, she called The Nile on her cell phone.
Lucky for us, the tale of his travels in Egypt his explorations along the Nile is told in the scrolls he left behind.