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Thanet

[than-it]
noun
  1. Oc·tave [ok-tiv, -teyv] /ˈɒk tɪv, -teɪv/, pen name of Alice French.
  2. Isle of, an island in SE England, forming the NE tip of Kent county. 42 sq. mi. (109 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • Lucille thought but little of England, as she judged it from the tame bluffs of Thanet.

    Dross

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • The whole isle of Thanet was seized and permanently occupied.

  • He dates from the Conquest, and was made governor of Thanet.

  • The land where I am now is equal to that of the Isle of Thanet.

    Rural Rides

    William Cobbett

  • The forests of Thanet echoed with songs of linnets and white-throats.


British Dictionary definitions for thanet

Thanet

noun
  1. Isle of Thanet an island in SE England, in NE Kent, separated from the mainland by two branches of the River Stour: scene of many Norse invasions. Area: 109 sq km (42 sq miles)
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