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Avon

(ā`vən, ăv`ən) [Celtic,=river], name of several rivers in England. 1 Also called Bristol Avon or Lower Avon, rising in SW England at Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and flowing 75 mi (121 km) E, S, and then NW through Bath and Bristol to the Severn River at Avonmouth. It is navigable for large vessels to Bristol, an important port. 2 Also called East Avon, rising at Devizes, Wiltshire, S England, and flowing 48 mi (77 km) S past Salisbury to the English Channel at Christchurch. It is navigable for small craft below Salisbury. 3 Also called Upper Avon, the most famous of the Avon rivers, sometimes known as Shakespeare's Avon. It rises near Naseby, Northamptonshire, S central England, and flows 96 mi (154 km) SW to the Severn River near Tewkesbury, passing Rugby, Warwick, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Avon,

former county, SW England, bordering the Severn estuary and the Bristol Channel. Created in 1974 from S Gloucestershire, Bristol, and N Somerset. it was dissolved in 1996 into four unitary authorities: South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.

Avon

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Earl of. title of (Anthony) Eden

Avon

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1. a former county of SW England, created in 1974 from areas of N Somerset and S Gloucestershire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset (Somerset), North Somerset (Somerset), South Gloucestershire (Gloucestershire), and Bristol
2. a river in central England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing southwest through Stratford-on-Avon to the River Severn at Tewkesbury. Length: 154 km (96 miles)
3. a river in SW England, rising in Gloucestershire and flowing south and west through Bristol to the Severn estuary at Avonmouth. Length: 120 km (75 miles)
4. a river in S England, rising in Wiltshire and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: about 96 km (60 miles)

Avon

(language)
A dataflow language.

["AVON: A Dataflow Language", A. Deb, ICS 87, Second Intl Conf on Supercomputing, v.3, pp.9-19, ISI 1987].
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Director Nic Allen said: "The River Avon is our greatest asset and our greatest liability.
2000 Fingerprints (all works 2000), one of the few titled works in the show, offset the massive petrified-wood floor piece with a large, tightly wound spiral of tiny fingerprints made directly on the gallery wall in Long's beloved mud from the River Avon, which runs through the artist's lifelong hometown of Bristol.
A SCHEME has been announced to make miles of the choked River Avon navigable to canal boats.
Police yesterday confirmed Christopher Taylor, a 21-year-old university student from Southport, was found in the River Avon in Bath after a desperate police rescue bid.
Rescue teams searched into the night after the 14-year-old disappeared under the water on a stretch of the River Avon between Bristol and Bath.
TRIBUTES have poured in for a "really lovely" father and son who died when their boat capsized at a weir on the River Avon.