Definitions of aar

  1. a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine

Usage examples for aar

  1. In M. Morlot's map already cited we behold between the areas occupied by the glacial drift of the Rhine and Rhone three smaller yet not inconsiderable spaces distinguished by distinct colours, indicating the peculiar detritus brought down by the three great rivers, the Aar, Reuss, and Limmat. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  2. And this shifting panorama continues until, towards evening, behold, on a hill, Berne, shining through showers, the old feudal round tower and buildings overhanging the Aar, and the tower of the cathedral over all. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  3. But though it is true in this case that the longest way round is the shortest way, there were possibilities of our journey being interrupted, because the line from De Aar Junction to Naauwpoort runs parallel to the southern frontier of the Free State, and though hostile enterprises have not yet been attempted against this section of the railways they must always be expected. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  4. Telegrams:- 1. To Intelligence, New Cavalry Brigade, Richmond Road, from Intelligence, De Aar. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  5. I stopped at De Aar, which is the junction where the Orange Free State and Transvaal lines connect with the Cape Colony system. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton