The Gash enters the Sudan near Kassala and north of that town turns west towards the Atbara, but its waters are dissipated before that river is reached.
The colony contains no navigable streams. For a short distance the Setit (known in its upper course as the Takazze), a tributary of the Atbara, forms the frontier, as does also in its upper course the Gash or Mareb (see Abyssinia).
It is a region of light rainfall, and cultivation depends chiefly on the Gash flood.
As, blind and deaf, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to rid himself of the iron leech that had fastened to him; as we thus tore a white gash in the sea, on all sides menaced as we flew, by the crazed creatures to and fro rushing about us; our beset boat was like a ship mobbed by ice-isles in a tempest, and striving to steer through their complicated channels and straits, knowing not at what moment it may be locked in and crushed.
A gash in one leg prevented him from rising, and he whined as she knelt beside him.
Kassala is on the river Gash east of the Atbara and near the Eritrean frontier.
But the wolf jumped up more quickly than anyone could have expected and, gnashing her teeth, flew at the yellowish borzoi, which, with a piercing yelp, fell with its head on the ground, bleeding from a gash in its side.
Andrew threw out his hand and received an ugly gash across the knuckles.
The Gash or Mareb is the most northerly of the Abyssinian rivers which flow towards the Nile valley.
The Gash nevertheless fertilizes a considerable tract of country.