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Bode

 

a river in the German Democratic Republic; left tributary of the Saale (Elbe basin). Length, 160 km; basin area, 3,300 sq km. Rises in two streams on the eastern slopes of the Hartz, flowing in a picturesque narrow valley. Reservoirs and hydroelectric power plants are located in its upper reaches. The cities of Thale, Oschersleben, and Strasfurt are located on the river.

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But all the time Jove boded them ill and roared with his portentous thunder.
Thus eight men were lost on the first approach to the coast; a commencement that cast a gloom over the spirits of the whole party, and was regarded by some of the superstitious as an omen that boded no good to the enterprise.
I have not heard him laugh often, and it has always boded ill to somebody.
thought Catherine; such ill-timed exercise was of a piece with the strange unseasonableness of his morning walks, and boded nothing good.