Chatham


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Chat·ham

 (chăt′əm)
A town of southeast England east of London. Elizabeth I established a royal dockyard here in 1567.

Chatham

, First Earl of
See William Pitt1.

Chatham

(ˈtʃætəm)
n
1. (Placename) a town in SE England, in N Kent on the River Medway: formerly royal naval dockyard. Pop: 73 468 (2001)
2. (Placename) a town in SE Canada, in SE Ontario on the Thames River. Pop: 44 156 (2001)

Chatham

(ˈtʃætəm)
n
(Biography) 1st Earl of title of the elder (William) Pitt. See Pitt1

Chat•ham

(ˈtʃæt əm)

n.
1. 1st Earl of, Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham.
2. a city in N Kent, in SE England. 56,921.
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I sought no shelter, therefore, but the sky; and toiling into Chatham, - which, in that night's aspect, is a mere dream of chalk, and drawbridges, and mastless ships in a muddy river, roofed like Noah's arks, - crept, at last, upon a sort of grass-grown battery overhanging a lane, where a sentry was walking to and fro.
These were the guns that were brought up from Woolwich and Chatham to cover Kingston.
Pitt, afterward Earl of Chatham, who spent so much of his wondrous eloquence in endeavoring to warn England of the consequences of her injustice.
The bulk of them were mainly Gloucester boats, with a scattering from Provincetown, Harwich, Chatham, and some of the Maine ports, but the crews drew from goodness knows where.
Bare lists of words are found suggestive to an imaginative and excited mind; as it is related of Lord Chatham that he was accustomed to read in Bailey's Dictionary when he was preparing to speak in Parliament.
It's down in Kent, seven miles from Chatham and three from the railway line.
That reminds me," he went on, thrusting a hand into his side-pocket, with an easy air, "if I wanted a precedent, you know--but we never want a precedent for the right thing--but there is Chatham, now; I can't say I should have supported Chatham, or Pitt, the younger Pitt-- he was not a man of ideas, and we want ideas, you know.
Now let us suppose the mocking-thrush of Chatham Island to be blown to Charles Island, which has its own mocking-thrush: why should it succeed in establishing itself there?
In the morning (17th) we landed on Chatham Island, which, like the others, rises with a tame and rounded outline, broken here and there by scattered hillocks, the remains of former craters.
The best of his essays, like those on the Earl of Chatham and on the two men who won India for England, Clive and Warren Hastings, are models of the comparatively brief comprehensive dissertation of the form employed by Johnson in his 'Lives of the Poets.
He had told her the last time that he was going away to live in a cottage in the country, somewhere on the London, Chatham, and Dover line.
Pickwick's notes of the four towns, Stroud, Rochester, Chatham, and Brompton, that his impressions of their appearance differ in any material point from those of other travellers who have gone over the same ground.