[ US /ˈtaɪɡɹəs/ ]
  1. an Asian river; a tributary of the Euphrates River
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How To Use Tigris In A Sentence

  • [Here are canals, flowing from the river Tigris; they are four in number, each a hundred feet broad, and very deep, with corn ships plying upon them; they empty themselves into the Euphrates, and are at intervals of one parasang apart, and are spanned by bridges.] Anabasis
  • An Iraqi judge from 13th-century CE described sharks in the Tigris River as having eyes "like fires of blood ... all other species run away from it" and the Mayans had an ominous, killer demon known as Ah Xoc, which some have argued gave us the word shark. The Seattle Times
  • A great mass of citizenry washed past on foot or bicycle as we negotiated the potholed high street on the river bank and turned on to the barrage across the Tigris built by the British in 1935.
  • The River Tigris rises in Turkey and flows south-eastwards for 1200 miles, before merging with the Euphrates and eventually flowing into the Persian Gulf.
  • (l.vi. p. 165) calls the Greek fire: and the naphtha is known to abound between the Tigris and the Caspian Sea. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Under the pa - triarch and the maphrian, one hundred and fifty archbifliops and bifbops have been counted in the different ages of the Jacobite church; but the order of the hierarchy is relaxed or ditfolved, and the greater part of their diocefes is confined to the neighbourhood of the Euphrates and the Tigris. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • A major bridge in Baghdad that spans the Tigris River reopened Tuesday with much fanfare, 13 months after terrorists bombed the landmark and killed more than 10 people.
  • It is said to be the fish with whose gall Tobit recovered his sight, although it seems improbable that a fish of this species should have leapt out of the River Tigris.
  • At the bottom end of Mesopotamia, the cradle of Western civilization, the Shatt takes in the water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and flows southward from Basra to the Persian Gulf.
  • Set in a kink in the fertile hills rolling north from the valley of the Tigris river, the village is idyllic.
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