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[hen-lee] /ˈhɛn li/
noun, plural Henleys.
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


[hen-lee] /ˈhɛn li/
Beth (Becker) born 1952, U.S. playwright.
William Ernest, 1849–1903, English poet, critic, and editor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "She's willing to do what's right," Henley said to Welborne.

    Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
  • The force Henley used with such success was simply his talk.

    Nights Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • I caught Mrs. Henley's eyes occasionally straying in that direction uneasily.

    Gordon Craig Randall Parrish
  • Henley was not the sort of man to shirk a fight in the open.

    Nights Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • “Miss Arkwright says your trees are all one, Mr. Henley,” she began.

    Six to Sixteen Juliana Horatia Ewing
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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