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

  • A river, about 850 km (528 mi) long, of central Russia flowing generally southward to the Volga River.

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  • n. a river in central Russia; flows generally southward into the Volga


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  • Once he had helped to navigate a raft from Vetluga to Astrakhan, a distance of about two thousand miles.


  • I had occasion to traverse, in company with a Russian friend, the country lying to the east of the river Vetluga -- a land of forest and morass, with here and there a patch of cultivation.



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