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He was exiled at the age of 30 to Tomi, a town south of the delta of the Danube.

The oval between the river and the hills to the East is known as the "Delta."

The Delta records a benefit given him at the theatre in 1854.

It empties into the Caspian Sea, with a delta of more than seventy branches.

The Karens are numerically the strongest and live in the delta of the Irrawaddy.

But nothing could have been more uninteresting than the banks of the river near its delta.

In this delta, more than a league square, lay the Golden Valley.

Except in this delta rain never falls, that is to say, not to speak of.

The Mackenzie wanders on down for a hundred miles through its delta.

The Queen has sunk millions in the sand on the Syrian frontier of the Delta.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, Greek letter shaped like a triangle, equivalent to our "D," the name from Phoenician daleth "tent door." Herodotus used it of the mouth of the Nile, and it was so used in English from 1550s; applied to other river mouths from 1790.

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