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  1. a lake in NW England, in Cumbria in the Lake District: provides part of Manchester's water supply. Length: 6 km (4 miles)
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Examples from the Web for thirlmere

Historical Examples of thirlmere

  • It is only the tap you turn to let Thirlmere come into your basins.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren

  • The ascent of Helvellyn is sometimes begun at the foot of Thirlmere.

    Rides on Railways

    Samuel Sidney

  • The turning of Thirlmere into a huge reservoir, and the necessary increase of its depth, hid for ever a number of land-marks.

  • Thirlmere lies in the Vale of Legberthwaite, and the precipices around it are objects of special admiration.

    Rides on Railways

    Samuel Sidney

  • In the Thirlmere tunnels, driven through very hard Lower Silurian strata, the progress was about 13 yds.