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Disembogue

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Disembogue To become discharged; to flow out; to find vent; to pour out contents. "Volcanos bellow ere they disembogue ."
    • Disembogue To eject; to cast forth.
    • Disembogue To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; to vent; to discharge into an ocean, a lake, etc. "Rolling down, the steep Timavus raves,
      And through nine channels disembogues his waves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disembogue To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; hence, to vent; cast forth or eject.
    • disembogue To flow out, as at the mouth; become discharged; gain a vent: as, innumerable rivers disembogue into the ocean.
    • disembogue Nautical, to pass across, or out of the mouth of, a river, gulf, or bay, as a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Disembogue dis-em-bōg′ to discharge at the mouth, as a stream
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. desembocar,; pref. des-,L. dis-,) + embocar, to put into the mouth, fr. en,L. in,) + boca, mouth, fr. L. bucca, cheek. Cf. Debouch Embogue
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. desembocar, des—L. dis, asunder, embocar, to enter the mouth, em-—L. im, in, into, boca—L. bucca, a cheek, the mouth.

Usage

In literature:

The British name of the place is Aber Wye or the disemboguement of the Wye.
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
The little Missouri disembogues on the S. side of the Missouri 1693 miles from the confluence of the latter with the Mississippi.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
At the top of the Bay of Islands, two rivers disembogue, the Wye Catte and the Kawakawa: they are both small but beautiful streams.
"A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827" by Augustus Earle
Here my bright river disembogued in noise and foam.
"Henry Brocken" by Walter J. de la Mare
Mouth of a river; hence disembogue.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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In poetry:

Disemboguing from foothills, now in hushed meanders,
now in riffling braids, it vaunts across a senile
plain, well-entered, chateau-and-cider-press country,
its regal progress
"River Profile" by W H Auden