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Henley1

or hen·ley

[hen-lee]
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noun, plural Hen·leys.
  1. a short- or long-sleeved pullover sport shirt, usually of cotton, with a round neckband and an often covered neckline placket.
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Origin of Henley1

after a style traditionally worn by rowers at Henley-on-Thames
Also called Henley shirt, henley shirt.

Henley2

[hen-lee]
noun
  1. Beth (Becker),born 1952, U.S. playwright.
  2. William Ernest,1849–1903, English poet, critic, and editor.
  3. Henley-on-Thames.
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  • There was always a wild flood and storm of talk wherever Henley might be.

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    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

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

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    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • The force Henley used with such success was simply his talk.

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    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

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

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    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

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

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    Elizabeth Robins Pennell


Word Origin and History for henley

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."

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