Definitions

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  • n. A riverbank
  • n. A fixed structure where ships land, especially to load and unload; wharf; landing stage.

Etymologies

From Old English stæð and/or Old Norse stödh ("harbor"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Port Dyn Norwig seems to consist of a creek, a staithe, and about a hundred houses: a few small vessels were lying at the staithe.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • 'Well, and how did you get on?' asked his mother, when Tom ran in just to have a look at our baby before running up the lane to join the others at the staithe.

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  • And then Mr Farland, back from the office in Norwich, strolled along the staithe to fetch his daughters.

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  • She comforted William, who had not liked being thrown about, and rowed on to the staithe.

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  • 'Well, you' ave 'ad a day of it,' said Mrs Whittle, when they had told about finding the Teasel gone from the staithe, and how Jim Wooddall had given them a lift down to Yarmouth, and how Old Bob had taken them up Breydon in the Come Along.

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  • As usual, two or three people were looking down from the top of the bridge watching the boats at the staithe.

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  • Port and Starboard leapt from the staithe after their knapsacks.

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  • Beyond the staithe were big boat-sheds, like those they had seen at Wroxham.

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  • The twins, picking up their knapsacks, ran along the staithe to meet him, and then walked with the wherry, explaining as she drifted down.

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  • Then there was a staithe [A staithe in Norfolk is a place where boats moor to take in or discharge cargo: much what a quay is elsewhere.] with a couple of yachts tied up to it.

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