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Ouse

(o͞oz). 1 Also Great Ouse, river, c.155 mi (250 km) long, rising in the Northampton Highlands, Northamptonshire, S central England. The Great Ouse flows generally NE past Bedford and Ely to the Wash near King's Lynn, Norfolk, and drains the E Midlands and the W Fens. It is navigable for two thirds of its length. 2 River, c.60 mi (100 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Ure and Swale rivers near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, NE England. It flows generally SE past York to join with the Trent River and form the Humber River. All of its chief tributaries rise in the PenninesPennines
or Pennine Chain,
mountain range, sometimes called the "backbone of England," extending c.160 mi (260 km) from the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border to the Peak District in Derbyshire.
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. Navigable to York, the Ouse is an important commercial waterway.

Ouse

 

(Great Ouse), a river in Great Britain, in southeastern England. The Ouse has a length of 256 km and drains an area of 7,600 sq km. The river has an even flow and empties into The Wash, an embayment of the North Sea; there is a sandbar at the mouth. The lower course is influenced by tides. Fed by rain, the Ouse has a mean flow rate of approximately 40 cu m per sec. A system of locks extends over a considerable portion of the river’s length, straightening the course. The Ouse is navigable upstream as far as Huntington. Near the mouth lies the city of King’s Lynn.


Ouse

 

(Yorkshire Ouse), a river in Great Britain, in northeastern England. The Ouse, which is formed by the confluence of the Swale and Ure rivers, has a length of 195 km from the source of the Swale and drains an area of approximately 11,000 sq km. Rising in the Pennine Mountains, it merges with the Trent River to form the estuary of the Humber River on the North Sea. The Ouse is fed by rain and has a mean flow rate of approximately 180 cu m per sec. It is navigable upstream as far as York. The cities of York and Selby are located on the river; the seaport of Hull lies near its mouth.

Ouse

1. a river in E England, rising in Northamptonshire and flowing northeast to the Wash near King's Lynn; for the last 56 km (35 miles) follows mainly artificial channels. Length: 257 km (160 miles)
2. a river in NE England, in Yorkshire, formed by the confluence of the Swale and Ure Rivers: flows southeast to the Humber. Length: 92 km (57 miles)
3. a river in S England, rising in Sussex and flowing south to the English Channel. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
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