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Severn

(sĕv`ərn). 1 River, c.420 mi (680 km) long, rising in W Ont., Canada, and flowing NE through Severn Lake to Hudson Bay. Fort Severn, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post established (1689) at the mouth of the river, was captured (1690) by Pierre le Moyne, sieur d'Iberville. The post was rebuilt in 1759 and has been in continuous operation since. 2 River, c.20 mi (30 km) long, rising from the north end of Lake Couchiching, S Ont., Canada, and flowing NW to Georgian Bay of Lake Huron. It drains Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe and forms part of the inland waterway system linking Georgian Bay with Lake Ontario via the Trent Canal. There are two large hydroelectric stations on its course.

Severn

(sĕv`ərn), Lat. Sabrina, one of the principal rivers of Great Britain, c.200 mi (320 km) long, rising on Plinlimmon Mt., W Wales, and flowing NE and E to Shrewsbury, W England, and from there SE, S, and SW—through an estuary—to the Bristol Channel. WorcesterWorcester
, city (1991 pop. 75,466) and district, Worcestershire, W central England, on the Severn River. The making of porcelain, gloves, and sauces are long-established industries; metal goods and machines are also manufactured. The site became a bishopric c.680.
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, city (1991 pop. 106,526) and district, Gloucestershire, W central England, on the Severn River. Manufactures in Gloucester include aircraft components, agricultural machinery, railroad equipment, and processed foods.
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, and many smaller towns are on its banks. The tributaries include the Teme, Avon, and Stour. It is connected by canal with the ThamesThames
, Rom. Tamesis, principal river of England, c.210 mi (340 km) long. It rises in four headstreams (the Thames or Isis, Churn, Coln, and Leach) in the Cotswold Hills, E Gloucestershire, and flows generally eastward across S England and through London to the North Sea
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, Mersey, Trent, and other rivers. A railroad tunnel (opened 1886) more than 4 mi (6.4 km) long passes under the estuary. The Severn Road Bridge (opened 1966) is one of the world's longest (3,240 ft/988 m) suspension bridges. The river is an important transportation route. Because of the conformation of the estuary, a tidal bore occurs up to Gloucester.

Severn

 

a river in Canada, in the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. The Severn is 981 km long, measured from its source, the Black Birch, and drains an area of 101,000 sq km. It originates on the Laurentian Upland (Canadian Shield), flows through a number of lakes, including Deer Lake and Sandy Lake, and empties into Hudson Bay. High water occurs in the summer; the river is covered with ice from November through May. There are many rapids in the upper course.


Severn

 

a river in Great Britain. The Severn is 310 km long (390 km with its estuary) and drains an area of 21,000 sq km. It originates on the eastern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains, flows primarily across a plain, and empties into Bristol Channel. It is fed chiefly by rain. High water is in the autumn and winter; in the summer the river becomes extremely shallow. The mean flow rate is approximately 250 cu m per sec. The Severn is navigable as far as the city of Stourport and is accessible to seagoing vessels in the lower course. It is connected by canals with the Thames, Trent, and Mersey rivers. A high bridge was built across the estuary in 1966, and there is a tunnel near Bristol. The cities of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester are located on the Severn, and the cities of Newport and Cardiff are located on the estuary.

Severn

1. a river in E Wales and W England, rising in Powys and flowing northeast and east into England, then south to the Bristol Channel. Length: about 290 km (180 miles)
2. a river in SE central Canada, in Ontario, flowing northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 676 km (420 miles)
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Severn Savings Bank is a full-service community bank offering personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending.
Severn will pay 1,705p a share for Dee Valley, which serves around 260,000 customers in Cheshire and North Wales.
From the magnificent Severn Bridge, to riverside cottages and the romantic Severn Valley Steam Railway - there is always something fascinating to see
The new Cardiff-registered 26-metre vessel, Severn Provider, has already started transporting equipment and personnel to and from the Meerwind offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea.
Mr Warman, who frequently crosses the Severn in his work as a researcher, set up the Campaign Against Severn Tolls (Cast) 10 years ago as an allparty group aimed at scrapping the charges.
The PS32m funding package will enable Gloucester-based Severn Glocon, formed in 1959, to continue its international market expansion strategy and further boosts its ability to win significant global manufacturing and specialist engineering contracts.
LongRiver Partners comprising the Kuwait Investment Office, Britain's Universities Superannuation Scheme and Borealis Infrastructure, which is part of Canadian pension fund Omers, submitted a conditional cash offer of 2,200 pence for each Severn Trent share to the company's board.
Severn Trent Analytical Services has offices in Coventry, Runcorn and Wakefield and is one of three divisions within Severn Trent's non-regulated services arm.
Severn was also a professional wrestler in the NWA and WWF (now the WWE) for many years.
Severn, which serves more than 8m people from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, and from mid-Wales to the East Midlands, said a number of factors hit water profits in the half-year.
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While compiling this superb edition of the selected letters of painter Joseph Severn, close friend, nurse, and comforter of John Keats during his last days in Rome, Grant Scott received a letter himself from Lady Juliet Townsend, daughter of Severn biographer Sheila Birkenhead.