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  • n. Plural form of quay.


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  • The line of the quays is scarcely discernible, and the heights of the TrocadĂ©ro are lost in the blur of night, which presently effaces even the firm tower-tops of Notre-Dame.

    Fighting France

  • She walked along the quays from the Institute to the Corps LĂ©gislatif; but she forgot to cross the bridge and continued to wander by the river, absorbed in a bewildered reverie, in meditation without ideas, and walking aimlessly on and on.


  • And eastward from the quays were the little jagged islands the Phenicians knew, If, and Rion, Jaros, strange un-French names ... the sunshine yellow as a lamp, and the sea blue as flax, and the green woods, and the ancient grayish white city -- all a picture some unimaginative painter would have loved.

    The Wind Bloweth

  • At the quays were a vast number of vessels, some of considerable size.

    A Yacht Voyage Round England

  • Hence, someone who clearly spoke Patois, and could not spell 'quays' put their own spin on the words across (cross) and quays (keys) and named the place Cross Keys.

    Jamaica Gleaner Online

  • Taking full advantage of its varied waterfronts, Hammerby Sjostad is marked by parks, quays, walkways and marshes providing a diverse assortment of architectural opportunities taking advantage of waterfront views and facilities.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz: Stockholm Leads the Way

  • The public will be kept back from the royal entourage as it passes along Dublin's quays, north of the river Liffey and the city's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street.

    Queen's visit to Ireland could mark the start of a new era, says Gerry Adams

  • Then she was off, bursting up the ramp towards the bright blue sky and out on to the quays.

    The Priest

  • Primroses deck the sides of lanes towards riverside quays and grow thickly on steep slopes untouched by agricultural chemicals and fertiliser.

    Country diary: St Dominic, Tamar Valley

  • Haha - I think I knew most of those, including quays, and I'm obviously with you on the correct pronunciation of buoy.

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09


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