Tilbury


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Tilbury

(tĭl`bərē), part of the borough of ThurrockThurrock,
borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 124,300), SE England, on the Thames River. The borough includes Tilbury, which has large docks that are part of the Port of London.
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, Essex, E England. Tilbury Fort originated under Henry VIII; it was rebuilt and strengthened in the 17th cent. Queen Elizabeth I, in 1588, reviewed royal troops there when the Spanish Armada threatened England. The Tilbury docks, begun in 1882, make Tilbury the main container port of the Port of London.

Tilbury

an area in Essex, on the River Thames: extensive docks; principal container port of the Port of London
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You have a quick horse, a light tilbury, you are naturally as slippery as an eel; if I had missed you to-night, I might not have had another chance.
Your tilbury, your groom, your clothes, are not then hired?
And now that you have all you want, and that we understand each other, jump down from the tilbury and disappear.
He then took the great-coat with the large collar, which the groom had left behind in the tilbury, and put it on his back; then he took off Cavalcanti's hat, which he placed upon his own head, and finally he assumed the careless attitude of a servant whose master drives himself.
Tilbury Place is near where two schoolboys died trying to cross the M56 the previous month.
Davina Smith, 30, appeared before magistrates in Grays, Essex, accused of stealing a Ford Fiesta involved in a collision with another car near her home in Tilbury, Essex, on Tuesday.
The accident happened as the Fiesta travelled north on Saint Chad's Road from Tilbury to Chadwell Saint Mary.
Lorry driver Mr Tilbury has lived in there for 12 years.
Just eight feet wide, its current owner Daniel Tilbury and his family have outgrown it and now it is on the market.
Inspector Alan Cook, part of the Essex Police inquiry team, will address the meeting in East Tilbury, Essex and make a fresh appeal for assistance from the public.
Tilbury manages two part-time employees, reports to a 25-member board and works with about 75 volunteers.