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The Thames
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  • It has a sort of howdah on its back, and its distended tusked mouth into which the billows are rolling, might be taken for the Traitors’ Gate leading from the Thames by water into the Tower.
  • Black Letter tells me that Sir Martin Frobisher on his return from that voyage, when Queen Bess did gallantly wave her jewelled hand to him from a window of Greenwich Palace, as his bold ship sailed down the Thames; "when Sir Martin returned from that voyage," saith Black Letter, "on bended knees he presented to her highness a prodigious long horn of the Narwhale, which for a long period after hung in the castle at Windsor."
  • Imprimis, fifty feet high in his socks; then, chest modelled after the Thames Tunnel; then, legs with roots to ’em, to stay in one place; then, arms three feet through the wrist; no heart at all, brass forehead, and about a quarter of an acre of fine brains; and let me see—shall I order eyes to see outwards?

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  • When Buttercup was fifteen, Adela Terrell, of Sussex on the Thames, was easily the most beautiful creature.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I knocked and entered as the last record ceased playing, and the great barge with its jubilant trumpets vanished around a turning on the Thames.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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