Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Isle ofThanet A peninsula of southeast England on the North Sea separated from the mainland by arms of the Stour River.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jeffreys was born in Thanet, Kent, the youngest of three sons with Welsh parents.

    John Jeffreys obituary

  • He's unlikely to win, according to Newsnight, but he's being backed by Zak Goldsmith and Mark MacGregor, who stood for the Tories in Thanet at the last election and knows a thing or two about campaigning.

    NFU Has Betrayed Small Farmers

  • BTW, the ear plugs should also be applied to Tebbit, who should have had the whip withdrawn for effectively advocating Tories in Thanet South vote against their candidate (he lost due to a big UKIP surge).

    Ready for the Weekend, Sir?

  • The wind farms under the first two licensing rounds, such as Vattenfall's $1.2 billion venture off the coast of Kent, which is known as Thanet, are in relatively shallow waters a few miles off the coast.

    Headwinds Buffet Green Energy Rush

  • They saw on their right hand an island exceeding fair, it is called Thanet; thitherward they were brisk; there the Saxish men sought the sea, and anon gan pass into the island.

    Roman de Brut. English

  • This day we left the shore of Essex and coasted along Kent, passing by the pleasant island of Thanet, which is an island, and that of Sheppy, which is not an island, and about three o 'clock, the wind being now full in our teeth, we came to an anchor in the Downs, within two miles of Deal.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • In 449, says the Celtic legend (the date is quite untrustworthy), they landed in Kent, where they first settled in Ruim, which we English call Thanet – then really an island, and gradually spread themselves over the mainland, capturing the great Roman fortress of Rochester and coast land as far as London.

    Early Britain Anglo-Saxon Britain

  • Thanet, which is an island, and that of Sheppy, which is not an island, and about three o 'clock, the wind being now full in our teeth, we came to an anchor in the Downs, within two miles of Deal.

    Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon — Volume 1

  • Projects such as Thanet have kicked off the programme after the Round 1 demonstrator projects but without a steady build-up of work the investments needed, for example in new manufacturing facilities, may be difficult to justify.

    Orders for wind turbines to fall by 93%, energy experts predict

  • This day we left the shore of Essex and coasted along Kent, passing by the pleasant island of Thanet, which is an island, and that of Sheppy, which is not an island, and about three o ‘clock, the wind being now full in our teeth, we came to an anchor in the Downs, within two miles of Deal. —

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

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