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Darling,

river, 1,702 mi (2,739 km) long, rising in the Eastern Highlands, NE New South Wales and SE Queensland, Australia, and flowing SW across New South Wales into the MurrayMurray,
principal and second-longest river of Australia, 1,609 mi (2,589 km) long, rising in the Australian Alps, SE New South Wales, and flowing westward to form the New South Wales–Victoria boundary.
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 River at Wentworth. It is the longest river in Australia. Although it receives numerous tributaries in its upper course, the Darling has dried up on several occasions. The river is used extensively for irrigation, and the combined Murray-Darling basin supports more than 40% of Australia's agriculture. It was explored in 1828 by Charles Sturt, an English explorer.

Darling

Grace. 1815--42, English national heroine, famous for her rescue (1838) of some shipwrecked sailors with her father, a lighthouse keeper
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Darling used to boast to Wendy that her mother not only loved him but respected him.
Darling was married in white, and at first she kept the books perfectly, almost gleefully, as if it were a game, not so much as a Brussels sprout was missing; but by and by whole cauliflowers dropped out, and instead of them there were pictures of babies without faces.
Darling was frightfully proud of her, but he was very honourable, and he sat on the edge of Mrs.
Darling knew it, yet he sometimes wondered uneasily whether the neighbours talked.
Darling would assure him, and then she would sign to the children to be specially nice to father.
Darling first heard of Peter when she was tidying up her children's minds.
Darling found things she could not understand, and of these quite the most perplexing was the word Peter.
Once more a feeling of wonder rose in my mind as to how in the world we were to get back again--since I took it for granted that wherever the children went I was to go--but no shadow of doubt seemed to cross their minds as they hugged and kissed him murmuring over and over again "Good-bye darling Father
What could I do to reassure my darling (I considered then) and show her that I had no such feelings?
And still there was the same shade between me and my darling.
And I awoke in it next day to find that there was still the same shade between me and my darling.
But, Dolly, darling, I fully realize your sufferings, only there is one thing I don't know; I don't know.