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An Asian river between China and Russia; flows into the Sea of Okhotsk.  Synonyms: Amur River, Heilong, Heilong Jiang.

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"Amur" Quotes from Famous Books

... having the right of poisoning them with opium, as did the English; not to kill them in order to seize their land, as was done by the French, the Russians, and the Germans; not to bury them alive in punishment for injuring roads, not to tie them together by their hair, not to drown them in their river Amur, as did the Russians. ...
— "Bethink Yourselves" • Leo Tolstoy

... have been all over Russia, and I have seen everything in her, and you may believe my words, my dear. There will be good and there will be bad. I went as a delegate from my village to Siberia, and I have been to the Amur River and the Altai Mountains and I settled in Siberia; I worked the land there, then I was homesick for mother Russia and I came back to my native village. We came back to Russia on foot; and I remember we went on a steamer, and ...
— The Witch and Other Stories • Anton Chekhov

... the coast of Tartary, as low as the latitude of 41 deg., the Kuril islands, and the peninsula of Kamtschatka. Since this map had been made, Wawseelee Irkecchoff, captain of the fleet, explored, in 1758, the coast of Tartary, from Okotsk, and the river Amur, to Japan, or 41 deg. of latitude. Mr Ismyloff also informed us, that great part of the sea-coast of the peninsula of Kamtschatka had been corrected by himself, and described the instrument he made use ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 • Robert Kerr

... rivers that are important highways of commerce are few in number. The Amur, Yangtze, Indus, and Cambodia have each considerable local commerce. The Hugli, a channel in the delta of the Ganges, has a channel deep enough for ocean steamships. The tributaries of the Lena, Yenisei, and Ob have been of the greatest service in the commercial development of ...
— Commercial Geography - A Book for High Schools, Commercial Courses, and Business Colleges • Jacques W. Redway

Words linked to "Amur" :   Red China, river, Russian Federation, mainland China, PRC, Russia, Amur River, Cathay, People's Republic of China, Amur privet, Communist China, Heilong Jiang, china

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