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river through London, Old English Temese, from Latin Tamesis (51 B.C.E.), from British Tamesa, an ancient Celtic river name perhaps meaning "the dark one." The -h- is unetymological (see th).

Thames (disambiguation)

Thames usually refers to the River Thames in England.

Thames may also refer to:

Thames (ward)

Thames ward in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham the returns three elected representatives every four years. At the 2006 election Fred Barns, Barry Poulton, and Joan Rawlinson, all of the Labour Party (UK) were reelected. The ward includes the large Barking Riverside redevelopment area.

Thames (New Zealand electorate)

Thames is a former New Zealand electorate, in the Thames-Coromandel District. It existed from 1871 to 1946.

Thames (production company)

Thames is a British television production company that was established on 1 January 2012. The name Thames was revived from Thames Television after being inactive for nearly nine years.

Thames (Reading ward)

Thames is an electoral ward of the Borough of Reading, in the English county of Berkshire. It is one of four wards in Caversham which describes the area in the borough on the north side of the River Thames and is immediately north of Reading town centre. It is bordered by Caversham ward and two wards in the direction of neighbouring villages, named after them, but not including them: Peppard and Mapledurham, (straddling Peppard and Mapledurham roads). Across the river is Abbey ward.

As with all wards, apart from smaller Mapledurham, it elects three councillors to Reading Borough Council. Elections since 2004 are held by thirds, with elections in three years out of four.

Usage examples of "thames".

The Thames had no bridges, and hundreds of boats plied between London side and Southwark, where were most of the theatres, the bull-baitings, the bear-fighting, the public gardens, the residences of the hussies, and other amusements that Bankside, the resort of all classes bent on pleasure, furnished high or low.

Bligh striking out the debts from her ledger-book, her strong-box becoming a catch-basin for the new money, overflowing and spilling out gleaming rivulets down the street to the bankside coffee-merchants, and thence down the Thames into the wide.

Between the building that housed it and the sluggish grey waters of the Thames ran a four-lane road that passed alongside the gilt statues of Billingsgate on its way to the Tower of London.

We landed at the Old Swan, and walked to Billingsgate, where we took oars, and moved smoothly along the silver Thames.

Barnaby Blackstrap, Brothers, and Company, of Upper Thames Street, have always been famous for selling wines of the choicest vintage.

And the white mare wheeled them round away from the river and rose into the air, skimming the foaming water, crossing the Thames to the side that is the end of Buckinghamshire, the beginning of Berkshire.

The creek is running high all the Thames tributaries are in spate today and floodwater backs up under the bridge carrying the new A13 road and spills over into Dagenham sewage works.

She whispered a great deal to Miss Dunstable about new blood, and talked of going down to Westminster Bridge to see whether the Thames were really on fire.

Thames, but even have made a figure in the celebration of the Eleusinian mysteries, during which the Athenian matrons rallied one another from different waggons, with that freedom of altercation so happily preserved in this our age and country.

Thee in thy favourite fields, where the limpid, gently-rolling Thames washes thy Etonian banks, in early youth I have worshipped.

The dolphin-entwined lamps of the Embankment, when a hesperidian sun ignites the Thames and the lights flick on like strings of iridescent pearls.

And what would later be considered tropical animals could be found in North America, Europe, and Asia: In England, the Thames was broad and swampy, and hippos and elephants basked on its floodplain.

Thames, I talked to him of a little volume, which, altogether unknown to him, was advertised to be published in a few days, under the title of Johnsoniana, or Bon-Mots of Dr.

Hammersmith and partly at Kelmscott, the old manor house, lying on the banks of the Upper Thames, which he had tenanted since 1878.

Graydon lifted Sir Seaborne Margate off the ground and, with all of the other picnic-goers avidly watching, tossed him into the Thames.