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bankside

[bangk-sahyd] /ˈbæŋkˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the slope of the bank of a stream or river.
Origin of bankside
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; bank1 + side1
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  • Hero is a "wench o' the bankside," and Leander swims across the Thames to her.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Not all the attractions of the bankside, however, were so innocent.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • We find him living on the bankside and in the Liberty of the Clink at least as early as 1577.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • He believed that he could improve on the bankside as a site for his theatre.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • I will entertain you at the present with what happened this week at the bankside.

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams
  • Goldsmith once set up as a medical practitioner at bankside.

  • On the bankside in Southwark are the theatres and Paris gardens where are the bear pits.

    In Doublet and Hose Lucy Foster Madison
  • The Bear garden on the bankside is not mentioned in the first edition.

  • The strepitus, however, of the High Street is not like that of bankside.

    South London Sir Walter Besant
  • This worthy lived in bankside, but I believe there is no record of his death.

    South London Sir Walter Besant

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