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James. 1716–72, British canal builder, who constructed (1759–61) the Bridgewater Canal, the first in England
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  • Doctor brindley was on the examinin' committee, an' he run me harder than any of 'em about it.

    Out of the Hurly-Burly

    Charles Heber Clark
  • It was built by brindley and Foster, of Sheffield, at a cost of £820.

  • "The Schemer" brindley was applied to by the perplexed proprietor.

  • Water, that made his greatness, was at last the death of brindley.

  • brindley was a vivacious talker, he could be trusted to talk.

  • I have forgotten brindley Wood—have forgotten all the mischief he has done.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • I have reached the wood—brindley Wood; henceforth I am not very likely to forget its name.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton
  • brindley was a very special crony of Stirling's, and had influenced Stirling.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • brindley and the doctor were for ever chattering about books—and buying them.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • Mr. Quorrall at any rate seemed tacitly to agree with brindley.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett

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