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 (hĕn′lē) or Hen·ley-on-Thames (-ŏn-tĕmz′, -ôn-)
A town of south-central England west of London, noted for its annual rowing regatta (established 1839).


n. pl. hen·leys
A collarless knit shirt with long or short sleeves and buttons extending partway down the front.

[After Henley, where such shirts were traditionally worn by crews rowing in the annual regatta held there.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a type of women's sweater with a wide neck and a buttoned placket
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(ˈhɛn li)
a short- or long-sleeved pullover sport shirt, usu. of cotton, with a round neckline and a buttoned neckline placket that is often covered with a flap. Also called Hen′ley shirt′.
[after a style traditionally worn by rowers at Henley-on-Thames]
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References in classic literature ?
Henley were engaged in writing plays in Bournemouth they made a number of titles, hoping to use them in the future.
Dede and Ferguson, between them, after a patient struggle, taught Daylight poetry, so that in the end he might have been often seen, sitting slack in the saddle and dropping down the mountain trails through the sun-flecked woods, chanting aloud Kipling's "Tomlinson," or, when sharpening his ax, singing into the whirling grindstone Henley's "Song of the Sword." Not that he ever became consummately literary in the way his two teachers were.
So he was well considered by his neighbors and had a comfortable house in Henley Street, built of rough plastered stone and dark strong wood work.
Years passed on, and the house in Henley Street grew ever more noisy with chattering tongues and pattering feet, until little Will had two sisters and two brothers to keep him company.
"I'll take you to Jimmy's, and the Empire, and down the river, and to a match at Lord's, and to Henley if we're in time, and I'll take you to see my aunt!
From Medmenham to sweet Hambledon Lock the river is full of peaceful beauty, but, after it passes Greenlands, the rather uninteresting looking river residence of my newsagent - a quiet unassuming old gentleman, who may often be met with about these regions, during the summer months, sculling himself along in easy vigorous style, or chatting genially to some old lock-keeper, as he passes through - until well the other side of Henley, it is somewhat bare and dull.
It was just before the Henley week, and they were going up in large numbers; some by themselves, some towing houseboats.
"Where is Charlotte Henley?" said the young lady, again interrupting him; "she has a perfect horror of the tuning of fiddles and the preparatory thrummings on the piano; so endeavour to preserve the harmony of your temper for the second act."
Then he discovered Henley and wrote a series of sea-poems on the model of "Hospital Sketches." They were simple poems, of light and color, and romance and adventure.
'When we lived at Henley, Barnes's gander was stole by tinkers.' Mr Pancks courageously nodded his head and said, 'All right, ma'am.' But the effect of this mysterious communication upon Clennam was absolutely to frighten him.
Then there was the little business of the Dormer house-boat at Henley last year.
Philip was taken aback to find that most of them reminded him either of Henley or of Swinburne.