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Iller

 

a river in the southern Federal Republic of Germany, right tributary of the Danube. Length, 163 km; basin area, 2,200 sq km. The river’s source is in the Allg’auer Alps; in its lower reaches it crosses the Bavarian Plateau. The river floods during the summer; there are low waters during the winter. The average annual discharge at the mouth is approximately 70 cu m per sec; the highest flowrate is 1,000 cu m per sec. Timber can be floated down the Iller. Several hydroelectric power plants are located on the river, as are the cities of Sonthofen and Kempten.

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Tulliver, and Bessy too, as I'm not going to behave ill because folks behave ill to me; I know it's my place, as the eldest, to set an example in every respect, and I do it.
I could not forbear admiring at these odd appearances, both in town and country; and I made bold to desire my conductor, that he would be pleased to explain to me, what could be meant by so many busy heads, hands, and faces, both in the streets and the fields, because I did not discover any good effects they produced; but, on the contrary, I never knew a soil so unhappily cultivated, houses so ill contrived and so ruinous, or a people whose countenances and habit expressed so much misery and want.
His excellency observed my countenance to clear up; he told me, with a sigh, "that there his estate began, and would continue the same, till we should come to his house: that his countrymen ridiculed and despised him, for managing his affairs no better, and for setting so ill an example to the kingdom; which, however, was followed by very few, such as were old, and wilful, and weak like himself.
A third ill effect of the exclusion would be, the depriving the community of the advantage of the experience gained by the chief magistrate in the exercise of his office.
That was ill done, Hans, you should have led the calf, and put it in the stall.
I take my vow, this is an ill day for thee and me, Little John.
In doing this, I underwent a kind of rough usage, ill befitting the wounds that my mind had sustained.
Let them be told, madam,' said I, 'that you had been well informed that he was not the man that you expected, and that you thought it was not safe to meddle with him; that you heard he was of an ill temper, and that he boasted how he had used the women ill upon many occasions, and that particularly he was debauched in his morals', etc.
I know you to be a man of resolution; and your services, well directed, instead of leading you to ill, might be very advantageous to you.
My father and mother believe the worst, but I cannot think so ill of him.
When Dounia returned from her last interview with her brother, she had found her mother already ill, in feverish delirium.
ALL the Goods were once driven out by the Ills from that common share which they each had in the affairs of mankind; for the Ills by reason of their numbers had prevailed to possess the earth.