Gravesend


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Gravesend:

see GraveshamGravesham
, city and district (1991 est. pop. 90,000), Kent, SE England, on the Thames River. Industries include shipbuilding, metal casting, engineering, paper making, printing, and the production of tires, rubber products, and cement.
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Gravesend

a river port in SE England, in NW Kent on the Thames. Pop.: 53 045 (2001)
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Between the crowded houses of Gravesend and the monstrous red-brick pile on the Essex shore the ship is surrendered fairly to the grasp of the river.
I left the steamer at Gravesend, and discovered that the Indians had gone from that place to London.
In this condition, very cheerful, and indeed joyful at being so happily accommodated as we were, we set sail from Bugby's Hole to Gravesend, where the ship lay about ten more days, and where the captain came on board for good and all.
In a word, we went all on shore with the captain, and supped together in Gravesend, where we were very merry, stayed all night, lay at the house where we supped, and came all very honestly on board again with him in the morning.
The party embarked in a passage-boat bound for Gravesend, whence they were to proceed on foot to Chatham; the wind was in their favour, and they soon left London behind them, a mere dark mist--a giant phantom in the air.
The whole business of the human race, between London and Dover, being spoliation, Mr Dorrit was waylaid at Dartford, pillaged at Gravesend, rifled at Rochester, fleeced at Sittingbourne, and sacked at Canterbury.
Anon, there would embark in that troop-ship when she got to Gravesend, a mighty general, of large property (name also unknown), who wouldn't hear of going to victory without his wife, and whose wife was the lovely woman, and she was destined to become the idol of all the red coats and blue jackets alow and aloft.
After a hearty breakfast, the four gentlemen sallied forth to walk to Gravesend, followed by a man bearing the stone in its deal box.
Burton will be seeking to secure a fourth successive appearance in the first round proper and while they are favourites against Ryman Premier Gravesend, Clough is keen to stamp out any complacency.
Bluestone, 36, who hanged himself, will be laid to rest alone in Gravesend, Kent.
ALDERSHOT beat Gravesend in a bad-tempered match at the Recreation Ground.
PC Bluestone, 36, used a claw hammer to kill Jill and children Henry, three, and Chandler, 18 months, before hanging himself in the garage of their home in Gravesend, Kent, in August.