Mama


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Mama

 

an urban-type settlement, the administrative center of Mama-Gnu Raion, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. A landing on the Vitim River (a tributary of the Lena) where the Mama River flows into the Vitim. Located 976 km northeast of the Lena railroad station. The mining of muscovite mica is the main economic activity.


Mama

 

a river in the Buriat ASSR and Irkutsk Oblast of the RSFSR. It is a left tributary of the Vitim River. Length, 406 km (from its source in the Levaia Mama); basin area, 18,900 sq km.

The Mama has its source in the Levaia Mama and Pravaia Mama on the northern slopes of the Verkhneangara ridge. It is a winding river that is fed primarily by rains. Summer rains cause flash floods and sharp fluctuations in the water level. High water is from May to September. The average flow is about 350 cu m per sec. The river freezes over in October and thaws in May. It is navigable up to 110 km from its mouth. There are mica deposits in the Mama River basin.

References in classic literature ?
Mama, the more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.
calling to his sisters) Joan is not here: tell mama she is run out into the rain--bad animal
He ought now to have been at school; but his mama had taken him home for a month or two, "on account of his delicate health.
That is for your impudence in answering mama awhile since," said he, "and for your sneaking way of getting behind curtains, and for the look you had in your eyes two minutes since, you rat
You have no business to take our books; you are a dependent, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not to live here with gentlemen's children like us, and eat the same meals we do, and wear clothes at our mama's expense.
Dear mama, only think, my cousin cannot put the map of Europe together-- or my cousin cannot tell the principal rivers in Russia-- or, she never heard of Asia Minor--or she does not know the difference between water-colours and crayons
But, all things considered, I do not know whether it is not as well that it should be so, for, though you know(owing to me) your papa and mama are so good as to bring her up with you, it is not at all necessary that she should be as accomplished as you are;--on the contrary, it is much more desirable that there should be a difference.
We're going to hurry, mama, just as fast as ever we can; but I really don't think there's any good of your putting on your bonnet and gloves yet.
Try to sleep a little, mama, and we'll be in Chicago before you know.
Mama don't look fit to be moved, anyway, and we're bound to finish cleaning out by to-morrow.
We'll call the boy Button-Bright, as his mama does.
I am most anxious that he should, mama,' rejoined Kate.