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Cherwell

noun
  1. 1st Viscount title of Frederick Alexander Lindemann (ˈlɪndəmən). 1886–1957, British physicist, born in Germany, noted for his research on heat capacity, aeronautics, and atomic physics. He was scientific adviser to Winston Churchill during World War II
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Historical Examples

  • It was the prime of June and the winding willow-shaded Cherwell was in its beauty.

    The Invader

    Margaret L. Woods

  • It is situated between the rivers Thames and Cherwell which meet there.

  • He heretically calls the Isis 'a mere moat,' the Cherwell 'a ditch.'

  • The old bridge over the Cherwell at Magdalen was everything that a good bridge can be without being convenient.

  • Following the river down, we see on the Oxford side the narrow mouth of the meandering Cherwell under a white arched bridge.

    The Thames

    G. E. Mitton