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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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"They're all like that to you, darling, because you don't belong to Elfland--yet.
"Look well at it, my darling," the old man was saying, "and tell me how you like it."
Choose one of them, darling. I'll give you which ever you like best."
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.
Woodcourt dined with us to celebrate my darling's birthday, and we were as pleasant as we could be with the great blank among us that Richard's absence naturally made on such an occasion.
What could I do to reassure my darling (I considered then) and show her that I had no such feelings?
'Good-bye, my darling! Take her away, my dear John.
"Dolly, darling, he has spoken to me, but I want to hear it from you: tell me about it."
"Darling Dolly, I understand, but don't torture yourself.
Do not be uneasy, my darling. Thedora is a vindictive woman--merely a vindictive woman.