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Dnieper

noun
1.
A river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea.  Synonym: Dnieper River.






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"Dnieper" Quotes from Famous Books



... time perhaps the most powerful kingdom of Europe, with a population numbering twenty millions and extending from the Baltic to the Carpathians and the Black Sea, including in its territory the basins of the Warta, Vistula, Dwina, Dnieper and Upper Dniester, and that it had under its dominion besides Poles proper and the Baltic Slavs, the Lithuanians, the White Russians and ...
— My Four Years in Germany • James W. Gerard

... head. He had been doing a deal of quiet thinking in those starry nights upon the Dnieper, and he had worked out his ...
— The Vagrant Duke • George Gibbs

... seven cataracts, of which he gives the Russian and Sclavonic names; but thirteen are enumerated by the Sieur de Beauplan, a French engineer, who had surveyed the course and navigation of the Dnieper, or Borysthenes, (Description de l'Ukraine, Rouen, 1660, a thin quarto;) but the map is ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 5 • Edward Gibbon

... Some of the invading divisions could hardly advance at all. The howling storms made impassable the ungraded roads; the 1200 guns of the Grand Army sank into the mire. Horse-life and man-life fell and perished in the sleet of the mock-summer that raged along the watershed between the Dwina and the Dnieper. ...
— Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century - Great Deeds of Men and Nations and the Progress of the World • Various

... on condition of their rendering military service to the Romans. 4. About the commencement of the fifth century, they were joined by the ALANS, a people originally from mount Cau'casus, and the ancient Scythia: a branch of which having settled in Sarma'tia, near the source of the Borysthenes (Dnieper), had advanced as far as the Danube, and there made a formidable stand against the Romans. In their passage through Germany, the Vandals and Alans were joined by a portion of the Suevi, and the confederate ...
— Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome • Oliver Goldsmith

... the country became more open, and at last, as the train rolled along the edge of a clear upland, Paul saw the sheen of the glorious Dnieper, a silver thread beyond which rose a low range of brown hills covered with woods. And soon he made out the spires and ...
— High Noon - A New Sequel to 'Three Weeks' by Elinor Glyn • Anonymous



Words linked to "Dnieper" :   Russia, Ukraine, river, Ukrayina, Dnieper River, Belorussia, Republic of Belarus, Byelorussia, Byelarus, White Russia, Russian Federation, Belarus



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