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Henley1

or henley

[hen-lee] /ˈhɛn li/
noun, plural Henleys.
1.
a short- or long-sleeved pullover sport shirt, usually of cotton, with a round neckband and an often covered neckline placket.
Also called Henley shirt, henley shirt.
Origin of Henley1
after a style traditionally worn by rowers at Henley-on-Thames

Henley2

[hen-lee] /ˈhɛn li/
noun
1.
Beth (Becker) born 1952, U.S. playwright.
2.
William Ernest, 1849–1903, English poet, critic, and editor.
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  • The force Henley used with such success was simply his talk.

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    Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • There was always a wild flood and storm of talk wherever Henley might be.

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  • Henley was not the sort of man to shirk a fight in the open.

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  • The enthusiast, with his cuff an impatient blank, never hung about Henley.

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  • As if any of Henley's Young Men under any circumstances ever did anything else.

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Word Origin and History for Henley

town on the Thames in Oxfordshire, site of annual regatta since 1839. The name is Old English hean-leage "(settlement) at or by the high wood."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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