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Hum·ber

 (hŭm′bər)
An estuary of the Trent and Ouse Rivers in northeast-central England. It is navigable for large vessels as far inland as Hull.
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Humber

(ˈhʌmbə)
n
(Placename) an estuary in NE England, into which flow the Rivers Ouse and Trent: flows east into the North Sea; navigable for large ocean-going ships as far as Hull; crossed by the Humber Bridge (1981), a single-span suspension bridge with a main span of 1410 m (4626 ft). Length: 64 km (40 miles)
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Hum•ber

(ˈhʌm bər)

n.
an estuary of the Ouse and Trent rivers in E England. 37 mi. (60 km) long.
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Noun1.Humber - an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent RiverHumber - an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent River
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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In the beginning of one of them Alfred says, "There are only a few on this side of the Humber who can understand the Divine Service, or even explain a Latin epistle in English, and I believe not many on the other side of the Humber either.
By "this side of the Humber" Alfred means the south side, for now the center of learning was no longer Northumbria, but Wessex.
Raffles rode a Beeston Humber, a Royal Sunbeam was good enough for me, but he insisted on our both having Dunlop tires.
Raffles smeared vaseline upon the plated parts of his Beeston Humber before starting, and our dear landlady cosseted us both, and prayed we might see nothing of the nasty burglars, not denying as the reward would be very handy to them that got it, to say nothing of the honor and glory.
"But we've left our bikes outside, and mine's a Beeston Humber," continued Raffles.
We can see--theoretically--the whole of the eastern bound of the kingdom, which ran south from the Humber to the Wash.
Trust me, Estoteville alone has strength enough to drive all thy Free Lances into the Humber. '' Waldemar Fitzurse and De Bracy looked in each other's faces with blank dismay.
"North of Humber there is no man who would not know the handiwork of Devil Douglas, the black Lord James."
The ship was no sooner out of the Humber than the wind began to blow and the sea to rise in a most frightful manner; and, as I had never been at sea before, I was most inexpressibly sick in body and terrified in mind.
2003 June: Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott announces he is going to hold a referendum in the North West, along with the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber.
25-27: Conference: Palliative and end-of-life care; Humber College Corporate and Continuing Education and Ontario Palliative Care Association; Toronto; 416.675.6622x4020
Humber Galvanizing has appointed Tony Linsley as the new commercial manager with responsibility for overseeing the company's overall commercial operations including sales and customer service.