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Gravesend

[greyvz-end] /ˌgreɪvzˈɛnd/
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Kent, in SE England, on the Thames River: incorporated into Gravesham 1974.
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  • This game's too tough fer me—I'll ship me plugs to Gravesend.

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  • The result was a run down to Gravesend to pay just a friendly visit to Langdon.

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  • A few days later Mike Gaynor took the stable up to Gravesend.

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  • Jockey Redpath had been riding Lucretia in her gallops since she had come to Gravesend.

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  • Alan Porter had also gone to Gravesend; if he had stolen the money he would have taken it with him.

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  • "I was at Gravesend, sir—at the races," answered Mortimer, defiantly.

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  • The third person who got out was a hawker from Gravesend well known to the porters.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • I asked for the skipper, and heard that he was to join us at Gravesend.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Father came up to see me off, and was to go down to Gravesend with us.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for Gravesend

Gravesend

/ˌɡreɪvzˈɛnd/
noun
1.
a river port in SE England, in NW Kent on the Thames. Pop: 53 045 (2001)
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