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Assa

 

(known as the Ters in its upper course), a river in Dzhambul Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Length, 253 km; basin area, 9,210 sq km. The Assa rises in the Karatau Range and ends in the sands of Muiunkum west of the Talas River. It is fed by snow, glaciers, and rain. At its exit from the mountains the river’s average discharge is approximately 12 cu m per sec. The Assa is used for irrigation.

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References in classic literature ?
D'Artagnan was passing along a lane on the spot where the Rue d'Assas is now situated, breathing the balmy emanations which were borne upon the wind from the Rue de Vaugirard, and which arose from the gardens refreshed by the dews of evening and the breeze of night.
Available in all souqs across the Sultanate, assas vary greatly in price and style.
Assa is a symbol of Omani pride," said Jamal Mohammad Ali Al Balushi, the owner of Alauddin City in Muttrah, as he described the traditional cane also known as khaizaran.