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[sheer-nis] /ˈʃɪər nɪs/
a seaport in N Kent, in SE England on the Isle of Sheppey, at the mouth of the Thames: government dockyards. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She remembered running over the breakwater at Sheerness and finding the boat.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • We passed the ancient village of Tilbury Fort, and Sheerness.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • Having stayed one week at Sheerness, and laid down my plan of future action, I started in the passage boat for Chatham.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • Fortifications had been added to Sheerness and Upnor Castle just here.

    The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting
  • A splendid run from Southend to Sheerness may be had in any state of the tide.

  • On the 1st of July we dropped down to Sheerness, where we got in our guns.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • Fortunately this Abdiel of a false company was able to slip off by night and guard the entrance to Sheerness harbour.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • Kirkwood looked back, for the last time, up the road to Sheerness.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
British Dictionary definitions for Sheerness


a port and resort in SE England, in N Kent at the junction of the Medway estuary and the Thames: administratively part of Queenborough in Sheppey since 1968
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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