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

  • A river of eastern Texas rising northeast of Dallas and flowing about 925 km (575 mi) generally southeast and south to the Gulf of Mexico. Its lower course forms the Texas-Louisiana border and crosses Sabine Lake before entering the Gulf.

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  • proper n. A river that flows through eastern Texas and western Louisiana into the Gulf of Mexico.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico


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  • Especially when you get up into the areas along the Sabine River, which is this river that comes right through here.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • US Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Chris Coleman searchs for Craig Phelps and Roger Frank on the Sabine River, which is the border between Texas and Louisiana.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • She looked at that catfish and remembered the first time Daddy had taken her and Kit fishing on the Sabine River, how cool it had been to look over the water clear into Louisiana, and how patient Daddy had been with her and Kit, helping them thread their hooks and telling them fairy stories to keep them from noticing how long it took the fish to bite.

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  • John Quincy Adams, then secretary of state, negotiated an agreement with Spain awarding Florida to the United States and establishing all of Mexico west of the Sabine River as Spanish territory.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • The Union quoted the general as vowing to drive Zachary Taylor all the way back to the Sabine River and reclaim the entirety of Texas.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Department of Justice regarding a 2004 crude oil release that reached the Pecos River and a 2005 crude oil release that reached the Sabine River, as well as eight smaller releases.

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  • Sabine River, madam speaker, is the river that separates Texas from Louisiana.

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  • By the 1950s, the Sabine River moved to the west, and land which was once in Texas where a permanant severance of the minerals from the surface is permissable became part of Louisiana by virtue of the change in state boundaries.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Preview of the Stop the Beach Renourishment Case

  • This difference in State property law can cause real interesting questions; I had a case where the surface owner of land in East Texas right on the Sabine River severed the mineral rights in a deed given to an oil company in 1923.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Preview of the Stop the Beach Renourishment Case

  • The upper reaches of the Sabine River, here, just east of Dallas is under a flood warning.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2009


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