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

  • A river, about 724 km (450 mi) long, rising in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, and flowing southeast in a great loop into northern North Dakota then north and northeast to the Assiniboine River in southwest Manitoba.


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  • SOURIS - RCMP are seeking information from the public regarding a break, enter and theft of drugs and narcotics from a veterinary clinic in Souris.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • He did not bother to mention the Roman Catholics, for nobody in Souris River seriously expected them to go to heaven.

    Aleta Dey

  • I applied it unsparingly, and then dabbed myself with powder until even mother would have been shocked if she had been present, which luckily she was not, having gone, after father's death, to help nurse the babies of Jean and Dr. Graham, who were married and settled in Souris River, next door to May Ransome and her husband.

    Aleta Dey

  • The Souris, which is known by locals as the Mouse River, dips in and out of North Dakota from Canada.

    As River Crests, Wary City Exhales

  • Souris -- dear Café des Souris, that is no more; and our assiduous patronage rumour alleges to have been the death of it -- we were in possession of the Café des Souris, a score or so of us, chiefly

    Grey Roses

  • Rain in Canada and North Dakota swelled the Souris in recent days, forcing big releases of water from reservoirs.

    Thousands Flee Flooding

  • Associated Press A North Dakota National Guard soldier places sandbags on a levee in Minot, N.D., about 100 miles north of Bismarck, where an evacuation was ordered after the Souris River surged over levees.

    Thousands Flee Flooding

  • Flood sirens sounded about 1 p.m. as the Souris surged over some sections of the levees, which reach as high as seven feet, said Maj.

    Thousands Flee Flooding

  • —Thousands of residents here packed up and left Wednesday as the Souris River rose to near-record levels and threatened what could be the worst flood in the city's history.

    Thousands Flee Flooding

  • The Souris River crested at a record 1,558 feet above sea level in 1881, the weather service said.

    Thousands Flee Flooding


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