Deptford


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Deptford

(ˈdɛtfəd)
n
(Placename) a district in the Greater London borough of Lewisham, on the S bank of the River Thames: formerly the site of the Royal Naval dockyard
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He had heard, upon enquiry, that the only persons who had seen the beginning of the unfortunate rencounter were a crew belonging to a man-of-war which then lay at Deptford. To Deptford therefore he went in search of this crew, where he was informed that the men he sought after were all gone ashore.
John Biddel, of Deptford, a very civil man, and an excellent sailor.
"From the market-gardens down by Deptford. I can't stand it any longer.
Jobling looks hungry and also has the appearance of having run to seed in the market-gardens down by Deptford.
We had shot through the Pool, past the West India Docks, down the long Deptford Reach, and up again after rounding the Isle of Dogs.
"Lillah runs a home for inebriate women in the Deptford Road," she continued.
She had conceived an equal dislike for Lillah Harrison and her work in the Deptford Road, and for Evelyn M.
It was in the month of February that I was, with seven other convicts, as they called us, delivered to a merchant that traded to Virginia, on board a ship, riding, as they called it, in Deptford Reach.
They had sailed from Deptford, from Green- wich, from Erith--the adventurers and the settlers; kings' ships and the ships of men on 'Change; captains, admirals, the dark "interlopers" of the Eastern trade, and the commissioned "generals" of East India fleets.
KennedyInvestment Group (KIG), a premier financial services and investment company based in West Deptford, New Jersey, has announced the donation of USD 4,000 to Mount Laurel Schools' Autism Program, the company said.
When completed, the [pounds sterling]70.8million council project will create a route through Pallion, running underneath the Queen Alexandra Bridge, into Deptford and onto the city centre and St Mary's Boulevard.