Adour



a river in SW France, flowing N from the Pyrenees and then W to the Bay of Biscay. 210 miles (338 km) long.
Historical Examples

To a job-master’s in the city by the Adour I was recommended as the most likely place to procure a steed.
Romantic Spain John Augustus O’Shea

It comprises the secondary basins of the Adour and the Charente.
History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

Fourteen or fifteen hundred years ago the coast north of the Adour was inhabited, and comparatively flourishing.
The Desert World Arthur Mangin

Just north from Bidache, set whimsically on a hillside above the Adour, is the feudal village of Hastingues.
Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces Francis Miltoun

We will imitate the fête champêtre of Charles and Catherine held on the isle of the Adour.
A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees Edwin Asa Dix

Following up the valley of the Adour one comes to the Bagnres de Bigorre in a matter of twenty-five kilometres or so.
Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces Francis Miltoun

By this time its maritime commerce had suffered disaster owing to the silting up of its port and the deflection of the Adour.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4 Various

The greater part of the department belongs to the basin of the Garonne, while a small portion in the west is drained by the Adour.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 Various

To the north, the long sand-line of the Biscayan shore—the bar of the Adour marked by a cloud of grey spray.
Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley

By immense labor he has corrected the observations for nearly five hundred ports from the Adour to the Elbe.
The Sea Jules Michelet

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