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The Tigris
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  • One of our guys jumped into the Tigris!
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It is a mixture of excellent opium, which I fetched myself from Canton in order to have it pure, and the best hashish which grows in the East—that is, between the Tigris and the Euphrates.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was this, if I remember right: Jonah was swallowed by the whale in the Mediterranean Sea, and after three days he was vomited up somewhere within three days’ journey of Nineveh, a city on the Tigris, very much more than three days’ journey across from the nearest point of the Mediterranean coast.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It’s like being at some crossroads of the ancient world, a Persian bazaar or boom town on the Tigris.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise

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  • He is said to have created the Tigris in a single epochal act of masturbation.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I thought of the "man" who appeared to the prophet Daniel: "On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of the finest gold around his waist.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • This was a major stretch of water, nearly fifty miles long and in some places thirty miles wide, set on a flat, verdant plain between the Euphrates and the Tigris, south of Tikrit.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • As you may be aware, Sumer existed on the floodplain between two major rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Tigris, who could be deceived by throwing down a glass ball at its feet, in which, seeing itself reflected, it thought to see its own cubs—the Lion, who spared prostrate men or captives, was afraid of white cocks, and brushed out his own tracks with a foliated tail—the Ibex, who could bound down from mountains unharmed because he bounced upon his curly horns—the Yale, who could move his horns like ears—the She-Bear who was accustomed to bear her young as lumps of matter and licků
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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