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The Elbe


An ocean whose parallel winding shores form an immense perimeter fed by the world’s greatest rivers: the St. Lawrence, Mississippi, Amazon, Plata, Orinoco, Niger, Senegal, Elbe, Loire, and Rhine, which bring it waters from the most civilized countries as well as the most undeveloped areas!
Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  a river in central Europe that flows from northwestern Czechoslovakia northward through Germany into the North Sea
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  • An ocean whose parallel winding shores form an immense perimeter fed by the world’s greatest rivers: the St. Lawrence, Mississippi, Amazon, Plata, Orinoco, Niger, Senegal, Elbe, Loire, and Rhine, which bring it waters from the most civilized countries as well as the most undeveloped areas!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • We set sail from the Elbe, wind N.E. in the ship called The Jonas-in-the-Whale….
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The end, where all the lines stopped, was a beetfield on the Elbe, outside of Halle.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • His farm in the Elbe valley, indeed!
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!

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  • Reaching the banks of the Elbe, I began to think.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Joachim wanted to hear about Hamburg and brought the conversation around to plans for making the Elbe more navigable.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You working-man of the Rhine, the Elbe, or the Weser! you working-woman too!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Accustomed as I had been to the steam ferry boats of the Elbe, I found the long oars of the boatmen but sorry means of locomotion.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • But then, despite the importance he attached to navigation on the Elbe, he at once abandoned the topic and demanded that Joachim tell him more about life "up here" and about the guests; which Joachim proved ready and willing to do, happy to open his heart and unburden himself.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He was tall and fair, with splendid teeth and close-cropped yellow curls, and he wore a slightly disdainful expression, proper for a young man with high connections, whose mother had a big farm in the Elbe valley.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!

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  • It was the Elbe.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
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Associated words [difficulty]:   The Elbe [9] , The Hudson [2] , Rio Grande River [3] , The Seine [4] , The Thames [4] , Ganges [5] , The Charles [5] , The Tiber [5] , Euphrates [7] , The Tigris [7] , The Volga [7] , Amazon River [8] , The Danube [8] , Rubicon [9] , The Yangtze [9] , Yellow River [9]
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