- a river flowing N and W into Solway Firth, in N England. About 33 miles (53 km) long.
- a river flowing S and SE past Derby to the Trent, in central England. About 60 miles (95 km) long.
- a river flowing into the Ouse, in Yorkshire in NE England. About 57 miles (91 km) long.
- a river flowing NE to the Tyne, in N England. About 30 miles (48 km) long.
- a river in S Australia, in S Tasmania, flowing SE to the Tasman Sea. 107 miles (170 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for derwent
Now and again young Derwent introduced some excitement into my dull life.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
I have just got a letter from Derwent, in which he says the thing is impossible.
His brother, the Duke of Derwent, had eighty thousand a year.
And Jess, the wiry black-and-tan, is the favorite of the men of of the Derwent and Dove.Bob, Son of Battle
But with what we now have, if we can get that from 'Derwent,' we shall do very well.Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee
(His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee
- a river in S Australia, in S Tasmania, flowing southeast to the Tasman Sea. Length: 172 km (107 miles)
- a river in N central England, in N Derbyshire, flowing southeast to the River Trent. Length: 96 km (60 miles)
- a river in N England, in Yorkshire, rising on the North York Moors and flowing south to the River Ouse. Length: 92 km (57 miles)
- a river in NW England, in Cumbria, rising on the Borrowdale Fells and flowing north and west to the Irish Sea. Length: 54 km (34 miles)
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