a river in E Africa, flowing NNW from Lake Tana in Ethiopia into the Nile at Khartoum: a tributary of the Nile. About 950 miles (1530 km) long. noun a river in E Africa, rising in central Ethiopia as the Abbai and flowing southeast, then northwest to join the White Nile. Length: about 1530 km […]
a cold north wind that brings rapidly falling temperatures.
a puritanical person; prude. (initial capital letter). Also, Blue Nose. Canadian. an inhabitant of the Maritime Provinces, especially of Nova Scotia. Nautical Slang. a sailing vessel of Nova Scotia. a seaman on such a vessel. Historical Examples The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne All Afloat William Wood All Afloat William Wood The Lifeboat R.M. Ballantyne All Afloat […]
a flatted note, especially the third or the seventh degree of the scale, recurring frequently in blues and jazz as a characteristic feature. noun (jazz) a flattened third or seventh, used frequently in the blues