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The Thames

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Definition the longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea
  • He is an experienced hand at the work, as he has had for years a launch of his own on the Thames, and another on the Norfolk Broads.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • At that time, the steam-traffic on the Thames was far below its present extent, and watermen's boats were far more numerous.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It is notorious, for example, that at the present hour, the Thames is poisoning London.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Was it really possible that the Germans could own the Thames?
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Just below the end of the second, going down, the stone wall on the left terminates in an ornamental pilaster facing towards the Thames.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Below me is the Thames, dappled with street light.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • The banks of the Thames presented a new scene; they were flat but fertile, and almost every town was marked by the remembrance of some story.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Come, let me pour in some sack to the Thames water; for my belly's as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for pills to cool the reins.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • His horns were thick and tipped with brass; his two nostrils like the Thames Tunnel as seen in the perspective toys of yore.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The Thames, its foul, mud-colored main artery and portal to the world, carried more traffic than any river in Europe.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I hurled it out of the window, and it disappeared into the Thames.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • There were new bridges over the Thames, but in the old places.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Parliament, the Thames, the irresponsive chauffeur, would flash into the field of house-hunting, and all demand some comment or response.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • You have no more nat'ral sense of duty than the bed of this here Thames river has of a pile, and similarly it must be knocked into you."
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Mark Twain gives us the Mississippi, Hart Crane the Hudson-East-Mississippi/generic-American, and T. S. Eliot the Thames.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He showed to us at one side a solitary shade, and said, "He cleft, in the bosom of God, the heart that still is honored on the Thames.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • At the mouth of the Thames River.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Across the Thames, except just where the boats landed, everything was quiet, in vivid contrast with the Surrey side.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The big building I had left was situated on the slope of a broad river valley, but the Thames had shifted perhaps a mile from its present position.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • And this was not Yale versus Harvard on the Thames River in Connecticut, all pulling together.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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