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1. (Placename) a river in S Australia, in S Tasmania, flowing southeast to the Tasman Sea. Length: 172 km (107 miles)
2. (Placename) a river in N central England, in N Derbyshire, flowing southeast to the River Trent. Length: 96 km (60 miles)
3. (Placename) a river in N England, in Yorkshire, rising on the North York Moors and flowing south to the River Ouse. Length: 92 km (57 miles)
4. (Placename) a river in NW England, in Cumbria, rising on the Borrowdale Fells and flowing north and west to the Irish Sea. Length: 54 km (34 miles)


(ˈdɜr wənt)

a river in S Australia, in S Tasmania, flowing SE to the Tasman Sea. 107 mi. (170 km) long.
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It was then that the distant towers of York, and the bloody streams of the Derwent,* beheld that direful
nigh to Mackworth, over beyond the Derwent River, nigh to Derby Town.
He spent long days playing about in garden and orchard, or on the banks of the Derwent, with his friends and brothers and his sister Dorothy.
The bay should rather be called an estuary, for it receives at its head the waters of the Derwent.
5 fleet races were won by members of Kielder and Derwent and Kielder sailed away with the Team Award for the most cumulative points gained.
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The Derwent Valley, which stretches from Northumberland in the west to Consett in County Durham and passes through Gateshead on its route to the Tyne, pioneered iron and steelmaking.
Derwent is offering a number of "sweeteners" for their part of the deal.
Ormesby are currently equal top of the division with the Yorkshire club Derwent with Drumchapel Glasgow in third place.
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