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Speke \Speke\, v. i. & t. To speak. [Obs.]


vb. (archaic spelling of speak English)


Speke is an area of Liverpool, Merseyside, England, close to the boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. It is south east of the city centre and to the west of the town of Widnes.

Speke is bordered by a number of other areas; Garston, Hunts Cross, Halewood and Hale Village and is located near to the widest part of the River Mersey.

Speke (disambiguation)

Speke may refer to:

  • Speke, a district in Liverpool, England
  • John Hanning Speke (1827–1864), explorer of central Africa
  • Mount Speke, a mountain in the Ruwenzori Range, Uganda
  • , a Uganda Railway paddle steamer]named after John Hanning Speke

  • SPEKE (cryptography) (Simple Password Exponential Key Exchange), cryptographic protocol
SPEKE (cryptography)

SPEKE (Simple Password Exponential Key Exchange) is a cryptographic method for password-authenticated key agreement.

Speke (ship)

Speke may refer to a number of sailing ships;

  • Speke (1789), a 473 ton sailing ship built in Calcutta in 1789.
  • Speke, a 2800 ton sailing ship wrecked at Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia in 1906.
  • PS Speke, a paddlesteamer built in 1910 for Uganda Railway.

Usage examples of "speke".

Grant, Speke, Burton, Cameron, Stanley, describe the wooded plateau of Central Africa as the principal theatre of the barbarous warfare between chief and chief.

Livingstone first, and after him, Grant, Speke, Burton, Cameron, Stanley, are the heroes whose names will ever be linked with the first dawnings of a brighter age upon the dark wilds of Equatorial Africa.

Zanzibar, and the lake-district had been invaded by Speke and Grant and others, and although they congratulated each other that the western provinces had not yet been much persecuted, they confessed that now that the travelling epidemic had begun to rage, there was no telling how soon a lot of European and American busy-bodies might be among them.

All the other travelers--Grant, Speke, Burton, Cameron, and Stanley--do not speak otherwise of this wooded plateau of Central Africa, the principal theater of the wars between the chiefs.

At the head, David Livingstone, after him, Grant, Speke, Burton, Cameron, Stanley, those heroes will leave imperishable names as benefactors of humanity.

There had come successively Speke, Grant, Livingstone, Stanley, and others.

The easiest way for any of those lucky ones to make Sergeant Speke lose his temper was to tell him how fortunate he was to fly with such a fun-loving good sort as that modest Flight Lieutenant Sweet, DFC.

Pip Speke got the hatch open and, as if frightened that Sweet might leave the controls and grab him, he dived head-first through the hatch.

But in the nightmare, he had strangled Speke when Speke bent over to ask him how he was.

He had been double-crossed by Speke, who took all the glory of discovering the African lakes for himself.

As I later learned, he was particularly open to an admirer after the cutting disappointment of Speke and his own relative eclipse in England.

But Speke and I are at impossible odds: he has made his claim to the discovery of the big lake, insisting that this alone must be the source of the great Nile River.

People wanted a hero, and Speke rushed to get home first and give them one.

I would never trust another man after Speke, but here I am, trusting you.

I was happy to have as a book collector but as his friend found unfortunate in its continuation of his rivalry with Speke, who was then dead by his own hand.