from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Russia on the Ural River east-southeast of Orenburg. It is an industrial center in an area with rich mineral deposits. Population: 248,000.


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  • Bloomberg News COILED SUPPLY: An operator guides high-grade copper wire rods onto a spooling machine at a KGHM Polska Miedz rolling mill in Orsk, Poland.

    Copper Hits Highest Levels Since Mid-2008

  • We've just received information of 10 people have been found dead, this after an explosion that has taken place where there was also a fire, this is in a cafe in the Russian city of Orsk. You see, we put that map together for you there.

    CNN Transcript May 13, 2007

  • She could hear Orsk stumble through the barren undergrowth, breaking branches and saplings.

    Stone of Tears

  • Orsk here, 'she pointed down to the one-eyed man,' killed most of the men of the Order.

    Stone of Tears

  • When they reached the shelter, she could see bodies all about, not only the Galean men, but the men of the Imperial Order that Orsk had killed.

    Stone of Tears

  • A week out of Aydindril, their little company, Zedd, Adie, Ahern, Jebra, Chandalen, Orsk, and Kahlan, had been intercepted by a small force led by Prince Harold.

    Stone of Tears

  • Orsk nearly leapt out of his skin with joy when he saw her.

    Stone of Tears

  • She still hadn't recovered her Confessor's power since using it on the one-eyed man, Orsk. She could feel the emptiness in the pit of her stomach, a hollow where the power belonged.

    Stone of Tears

  • At first, she thought it would be Orsk, but it wasn't.

    Stone of Tears

  • Chandalen, dragging Kahlan along by her hand, with Orsk protecting the rear, burst through a door.

    Stone of Tears


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