a port in SE Iraq, N of the Persian Gulf.
During his first day in Iraq, Mumford arrived at a hospital outside of Basra where he tried to pass as a photojournalist.
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Cpl. Rory MacKenzie, 31, who joined the British army 11 years ago, lost a leg during a night patrol in Basra, southern Iraq.
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These two rivers come together today in southern Iraq, just north of Basra.
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In Afghanistan, Hayee broke off from Basra and, following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, set up camp at a madrassah in Karachi.
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They’ll wait until the force has moved to Basra before they take chances.
King–of the Khyber Rifles Talbot Mundy
Some time was spent by the invaders at Basra in preparing a base.
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Basra itself lies up a creek, and is invisible from the river.
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Why do the other Firengis allow his ships in Bushir and Basra?
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An old-world touch is given to the waters of Basra by the high-sterned dhows anchored in the river.
A Dweller in Mesopotamia Donald Maxwell
Hallaj quoted a work of Hassan of Basra, from which he said he had taken it.
Mystics and Saints of Islam Claud Field
a port in SE Iraq, on the Shatt-al-Arab. Pop: 1 187 000 (2005 est)
a strip of wood glued lengthwise inside the belly of instruments of the violin family, used to spread vibrations over the surface.
- Bass clef
a symbol placed on the fourth line of a staff to indicate that the fourth line of the staff corresponds to the F next below middle C; F clef. Historical Examples Primarily (besides the bass clef), in Italy and Germany, only the tenor clef was used, and the alto clef in France. The Violoncello and […]
- Bass drum
the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads. Historical Examples Then he got a bass drum which Curtis learned to play, and a very warlike sound often went up from the peaceful old homestead. My Boyhood John Burroughs The colonel called out, “What’s the matter with the bass […]
- Bass fiddle
double bass. Historical Examples A fat water-beetle played a bass fiddle as big and fat as himself, and two pretty ladybugs played the violins. Twinkle and Chubbins L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum The time when I thought it was time to get out was when the bass fiddle and the ‘cello got to burning. Chicago’s […]