a river in S England, flowing E through London to the North Sea. 209 miles (336 km) long.
a river in SE Canada, in Ontario province, flowing SW to Lake St. Clair. 160 miles (260 km) long.
an estuary in SE Connecticut, flowing S past New London to Long Island Sound. 15 miles (24 km) long.
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How to use Thames in a sentence
Watermen like Taylor, who ran a river taxi service across the Thames, saw their livelihoods collapse.The Original Climate Crisis: How the Little Ice Age Devastated Early Modern Europe | Ariel Hessayon | March 11, 2022 | Singularity Hub
I know much more about eel pie now that Mel took us to that old eel shop on the Thames.Can ‘Great British Bake Off’ Be Saved From Itself? | Madeleine Davies | November 18, 2021 | Eater
In the winter of 1678-79, the bodies of three young boys wash up along a Thames tributary in London.Michael Connelly’s new Bosch book is one of this month’s best thrillers and mysteries | Richard Lipez | November 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The Singapore-on-Thames reverie fired up the imaginations of many Brexiteers in government.The dream to turn Britain into Singapore-on-Thames is dead | Samanth Subramanian | May 26, 2021 | Quartz
In 1982, Hockney traveled to China on a trip organized by his editor at Thames & Hudson, Nikos Stangos.
Cameron is the 19th British prime minister to have attended the elite boarding school on the banks of the River Thames.
He was a performing arts student at South Thames College, where he played the lead in Othello in 2010.John Boyega, the Hero of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ Has the Force | Amy Zimmerman | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When they moved back to London, the only accommodation they could afford was a freezing, leaky barge on the Thames.Penelope Fitzgerald Was as Brilliant and Mysterious as Her Own Fiction | Edward Platt | April 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History by James Hall is published by Thames Hudson.
Kingston-on-Thames is still provincial in appearance, though now the centre of a great growth of modern suburbs.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
From Kingston-on-Thames, the perfectly kept road closely follows the river.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
The merchant ships went forth without fear from the Thames and the Avon.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
"I hardly know," was the novelist's reply, as in a navy serge suit he leaned near the window which overlooked the Thames.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
The earliest Roman London must have been a comparatively small place, with a fort to command the passage of the Thames.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
British Dictionary definitions for Thames
(tɛmz) a river in S England, rising in the Cotswolds in several headstreams and flowing generally east through London to the North Sea by a large estuary. Length: 346 km (215 miles): Ancient name: Tamesis (ˈtæməsɪs)
(teɪmz, θeɪmz) a river in SE Canada, in Ontario, flowing south to London, then southwest to Lake St Clair. Length: 217 km (135 miles)
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