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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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 Beagle sailed round Chatham Island, and anchored in several bays.
Pitt, afterward Earl of Chatham, who spent so much of his wondrous eloquence in endeavoring to warn England of the consequences of her injustice.
Opinions which might have been received with doubt, if expressed only by a native American, were set down as true, beyond dispute, when they came from the lips of Chatham, Burke, Barre, or Fox"
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?
It's down in Kent, seven miles from Chatham and three from the railway line.
At the same time, the gate of the garden is a hundred yards from the main London to Chatham road.
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.
Snodgrass,' he said, stopping suddenly, 'do not let me be balked in this matter--do not give information to the local authorities--do not obtain the assistance of several peace officers, to take either me or Doctor Slammer, of the 97th Regiment, at present quartered in Chatham Barracks, into custody, and thus prevent this duel
These were the guns that were brought up from Woolwich and Chatham to cover Kingston.
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.
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.