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Coniston Water

a lake in NW England, in Cumbria: scene of the establishment of world water speed records by Sir Malcolm Campbell (1939) and his son Donald Campbell (1959). Length: 8 km (5 miles)
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  • The lake, called coniston water, extends to a length of about six miles.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
  • Brampton and Harwich are rivals, but coniston water gives of its power impartially to each.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He took his parcel and strode down to coniston water, and there he found Cynthia seated on a rock with her toes in a pool.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • But they ate the lunch Cynthia had brought, far from the crowd, under the trees by coniston water.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Then they went away, and the crickets and frogs on coniston water took up the refrain.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill

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