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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I left the steamer at Gravesend, and discovered that the Indians had gone from that place to London.
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.
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.
All the young clerks are madly in love, and according to their various degrees, pine for bliss with the beloved object, at Margate, Ramsgate, or Gravesend. All the middle-aged clerks think their families too large.
ON a summer's morning, between thirty and forty years ago, two girls were crying bitterly in the cabin of an East Indian passenger ship, bound outward, from Gravesend to Bombay.
The air was dark above Gravesend, and farther back still seemed condensed into a mournful gloom, brooding mo- tionless over the biggest, and the greatest, town on earth.
Gravesend, June 20.--The Ramchunder, East Indiaman, came into the river this morning, having on board 14 officers, and 132 rank and file of this gallant corps.
Meanwhile, Alessandra, a failed actress, returns to her native Gravesend after the death of her cancer-stricken mother, torn between the desperate need to escape back to Los Angeles as quickly as possible and the ease with which she could sink back into neighborhood life.
Andrews Gardens in Gravesend, Kent, was targeted by pranksters just one day after it was unveiled.
Mobile Mini, which has its head office in Stockton, is opening its new branch, the company's largest yet, close to London in Gravesend, Kent, following the merger of its existing Gravesend branch with its former branch in South Ockendon, Essex.
She would usually sit on the edge of the bath before getting in, the inquest in Gravesend, Kent, was told.