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Cherwell

/ˈtʃɑːwəl/
noun
1.
1st Viscount title of Frederick Alexander Lindemann (ˈlɪndəmən). 1886–1957, British physicist, born in Germany, noted for his research on heat capacity, aeronautics, and atomic physics. He was scientific adviser to Winston Churchill during World War II
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  • It was the prime of June and the winding willow-shaded cherwell was in its beauty.

    The Invader Margaret L. Woods
  • It is situated between the rivers Thames and cherwell which meet there.

    Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam
  • He heretically calls the Isis 'a mere moat,' the cherwell 'a ditch.'

  • The old bridge over the cherwell at Magdalen was everything that a good bridge can be without being convenient.

  • Following the river down, we see on the Oxford side the narrow mouth of the meandering cherwell under a white arched bridge.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • Faber, in the "cherwell Water Lily," gives an angelic character to the strains of the nightingale.

  • Much delay would be occasioned in getting the troops across the river cherwell, not so easy to be forded at that time of the year.

    Edge Hill Edwin Walford
  • It rises from the 300 foot level of the cherwell Vale to 720 at the highest ground of the ridge of the hill.

    Edge Hill Edwin Walford
  • Down near its mouth, where it widens towards the cherwell, are the barges of the different boat clubs or universities.

    Over the Ocean Curtis Guild
  • The city lies upon a low ridge between the Thames and the cherwell, and is surrounded by a fine range of hills.

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