from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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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  • proper noun A large tidal estuary forming part of the boundary between northern and southern England.

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  • noun an estuary in central northeastern England formed by the Ouse River and the Trent River


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  • Lori & I once went walking in Humber Bay Park (at the mouth of Mimico Creek), and the place was swarming with little black cats like the one you photographed.

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  • It also mentions the remains of a standing stone called the Humber, just outside the village of Humberstone.

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  • I realized that I had had no reason to notice the name Humber before seeing him and his horse and talking to his lad at Leicester, but if I had missed one name occurring three times, I could have missed others as well.

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  • The Humber is very salt, allwayes it rowles and tosses just like ye Sea, only ye soile being Clay turnes ye Water and waves yellow and soe it differs from ye Sea in Coullour, not Else – its a hazardous water by reason of many shoares ye tides meete.

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  • What we have seen in the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber is a failure of the Labour party and the political class as a whole to engage with and mobilise people – at these elections, and more widely.

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  • One of the crew was able to call Humber Coastguard this morning at 6.30 am on vhf radio.

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  • Up to that time, the Mississauga Indians would traverse what we now call the Humber River (it was then called the Toronto Passage) coming down from the upper lakes, crossing Lake Ontario to trade with the British at a place called Fort au Swago.

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  • "Bloke called Humber," said the pretty boy, 'he couldn't train ivy up a wall. and he has about as many winners as tits on a billiard ball.

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  • When united with other streams near its mouth, it is called the Humber, which discharges itself into the German ocean.

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