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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
river in central Europe, flowing from NW Czech Republic through Germany into the North Sea at Hamburg: c. 725 mi (1,167 km)
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A river of the Czech Republic and Germany flowing about 1,167 km (725 mi) to the North Sea. It has been a major waterway since Roman times.