Greenwich Sentence Examples
Greenwich Hospital, as it is still called, became in 1873 a Royal Naval College.
It has a river-frontage of 4.1 m., the Thames making two deep bends, enclosing the Isle of Dogs on the north and a similar peninsula on the Greenwich side.
The noble buildings, contrasting strangely with the wharves adjacent and opposite to it, make a striking picture, standing on the low river-bank with a background formed by the wooded elevation of Greenwich Park.
To the south of the hospital is Greenwich Park (185 acres), lying high, and commanding extensive views over London, the Thames and the plain of Essex.
The parish church of Greenwich, in Church Street, is dedicated to St Alphege, archbishop, who was martyred here by the Danes in 1012.Advertisement
The parliamentary borough of Greenwich returns one member.
Woolwich Common (142 acres) is partly within this borough, but mainly in Greenwich.
The almshouse established in 1592 by Sir John Hawkins for decayed seamen and shipwrights is still extant, the building having been re-erected in the 19th century; but the fund called the Chatham Chest, originated by Hawkins and Drake in 1588, was incorporated with Greenwich Hospital in 1802.
Refusing to pay a ransom he was barbarously murdered at Greenwich on the 19th of April 1012.
Under his auspices the instrumental equipment at Greenwich was completely changed, and the number of assistants increased from one to six.Advertisement
In 1881 Sir George Airy resigned the office of Astronomer Royal and resided at the White House, Greenwich, not far from the Royal Observatory, until his death, which took place on the 2nd of January 1892.
He was also a curator of the Bodleian Library, an honorary fellow of Queen's College, a governor of Winchester College and a visitor of Greenwich Observatory.
On the 1st of May following the king suddenly broke up a tournament at Greenwich, leaving the company in bewilderment and consternation.
When Kildare became viceroy in 1524, O'Neill consented to act as his swordbearer in ceremonies of state; but his allegiance was not to be reckoned upon, and while ready enough to give verbal assurances of loyalty, he could not be persuaded to give hostages as security for his conduct; but Tyrone having been invaded in 1541 by Sir Anthony St Leger, the lord deputy, Conn delivered up his son as a hostage, attended a parliament held at Trim, and, crossing to England, made his submission at Greenwich to Henry VIII., who created him earl of Tyrone for life, and made him a present of money and a valuable gold chain.
St Petersburg, again, is connected with Greenwich by European systems of triangulation; and the Greenwich meridian is adopted by Russia as the zero for all her longitude values.Advertisement
Since 1890 further and more rigorous application of the telegraphic method of determining longitudes differentially with Greenwich has resulted in a slight correction (amounting to about 2" of arc) to the previous determination by the same method through Suez.
Lambarde was author of the Perambulation of Kent, and founded the College of the Poor of Queen Elizabeth at Greenwich.
He held no further command at sea, but in 1796 he was named governor of Greenwich Hospital, a post which he held till his death on the 27th of January 1816.
South of the Thames a broken amphitheatre of low hills, approaching the river near Greenwich and Woolwich on the east and Putney and Richmond on the west, encloses a tract flatter than that to the north, and rises more abruptly in the southern districts of Streatham, Norwood and Forest Hill.
The line of the foot of the southern hills, from Putney, where it nearly approaches the present river, lies through Stockwell and Camberwell to Greenwich, where it again approaches the river.Advertisement
Within the confines of Greater London the chalk which forms the basement of this area appears at the surface in isolated patches about Greenwich, while its main line approaches within 10 m.
Valley gravel borders the Thames, with some interruptions, from Kingston to Greenwich, and extends to a wide belt, with ramifications, from Wandsworth south to Croydon, and in a narrower line from Greenwich towards Bromley.
Poor quarters lie adjacent to the river over the whole distance from Battersea to Greenwich, merging southward into residential districts of better class.
The Greenwich Tunnel (capital expenditure £179,293) in the same year had expended on it for maintenance £3725, and the Blackwall Tunnel (capital expenditure £1,268,951) £11,420.
The Metropolitan police courts are fourteen in number, namely - Bow Street, Covent Garden; Clerkenwell; Great Marlborough Street (Westminster); Greenwich and Woolwich; Lambeth; Marylebone; North London, Stoke Newington Road; Southwark; South Western, Lavender Hill (Battersea); Thames, Arbour Street East (Stepney); West Ham; West London, Vernon Street (Fulham); Westminster, Vincent Square; Worship Street (Shoreditch).Advertisement
Canute's ships were then at Greenwich on their way to London, where they soon afterwards arrived.
Evelyn notes in his Diary a visit in 1673 to the Italian glass-house at Greenwich, " where glass was blown of finer metal than that of Murano," and a visit in 1677 to the duke of Buckingham's glass-works, where they made huge " vases of mettal as cleare, ponderous and thick as chrystal; also looking-glasses far larger and better than any that came from Venice."
Greenwich is a summer resort, principally for New Yorkers.
In the borough are a public library, Greenwich Academy (1827; co-educational), the Brunswick School for boys (1901), with which Betts Academy of Stamford was united in 1908, and a hospital.
Oysters are shipped from Greenwich.
The first settlers came from the New Haven Colony in 1640; but the Dutch, on account of the exploration of Long Island Sound by Adrian Blok in 1614, laid claim to Greenwich, and as New Haven did nothing to assist the settlers, they consented to union with New Netherland in 1642.
Greenwich then became a Dutch manor.
By a treaty of 1650, which fixed the boundary between New Netherland and the New Haven Colony, the Dutch relinquished their claim to Greenwich, but the inhabitants of the town refused to submit to the New Haven Colony until October 1656.
Six years later Greenwich was one of the first towns of the New Haven Colony to submit to Connecticut.
On the old post-road in Greenwich is the inn, built about 1729, at which Israel Putnam was surprised in February 1779 by a force under General Tryon; according to tradition he escaped by riding down a flight of steep stone steps.
The township government of Greenwich was instituted in the colonial period.
The borough of Greenwich was incorporated in 1858.
From 1865 to 1868 he was Liberal M.P. for Greenwich.
In 1806, when the brief "All the Talents" ministry was formed, he was given the office of secretary to the Board of Control; in 1830, when next his party came into power, Creevey, who had lost his seat in parliament, was appointed by Lord Grey treasurer of the ordnance; and subsequently Lord Melbourne made him treasurer of Greenwich hospital.
The first calico printed in the United States was made at East Greenwich about 1794.
The Freeman's Constitution, modified by another convention, which held its session at Newport and East Greenwich, September 12-November 5, 1842, was finally adopted by popular vote on November 21-23, 1842.
Gladstone, who had been doubly nominated, was defeated in Lancashire, but was returned for Greenwich.
Gladstone kept his seat for Greenwich, but was only second on the poll.
Gladstone was now member for Midlothian, having retired from Greenwich at the dissolution.
The leading current monthlies include the New York Forum (1886), Arena (1890), Current Literature (1888), and Bookman, the Chicago, Dial (1880), and the Greenwich, Connecticut, Literary Collector.
His body lay in state at Greenwich and after a public funeral was buried in Henry VII.'s chapel at Westminster Abbey, to be disinterred at the Restoration.
The Hydrographic Office of the United States had collected 3800 meteorological logs with 3,200,000 entries before 1888; but since that time the logs have contained only one observation daily (at Greenwich noon) and of these 2,380.000 entries had been received by 1904.
The boundary line corresponded to the both degree of longitude west of Greenwich, which strikes the main ' The exact position has been disputed.
The city is served by the New York, New Haven & Hartford railway (which has other stations in the township at Glenbrook, Springdale and Talmadge Hill), by electric railway to Darien, Greenwich, &c., and by two lines of steamboats to New York City and ports on the Sound.
While the system of counting from the capital of the country is still used for local purposes, the tendency in recent years is to use the meridian of Greenwich for nautical and international purposes.
Greenwich, Dartford, Maidstone, Milton-next-Gravesend and Sevenoaks; from the Restoration to the present day they have been held at Maidstone.
Gravesend and Cobham deaneries were created in 1862 and Greenwich and Woolwich in 1868, all in the archdeaconry of Rochester.
In 1906 the deaneries of East and West Dartford, North and South Mailing, Greenwich and Woolwich were abolished, and Shoreham and Tunbridge were transferred from Maidstone to Rochester archdeaconry.
Greenwich is illustrious as the birthplace of Henry VIII., Mary and Elizabeth.
Under the act of 1832 the county returned four members in two divisions, Chatham was represented by one member and Greenwich by two, while Queenborough was disfranchised.
By the London Government Act of 1892 the borough of Greenwich was taken out of Kent and made one of the twenty-eight metropolitan boroughs of the county of London.
The French observations were published in 1792 (Expose des operations faites en France in 1787 pour la jonction des observatoires de Paris et de Greenwich).
Regular work with this instrument, inaugurated at Kew by De la Rue in 1858, was carried on there for fourteen years; and was continued at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1873 to 1882.
In 1834 he was appointed governor of Greenwich hospital, where thenceforward he devoted himself with conspicuous success to the charge of the naval pensioners; in 1837 he became vice-admiral.
He died at Greenwich on the 10th of September 1839.
Gulf of Gabes I o g Lemg.W.of Greenwicir 0 Longitude East of Greenwich B 4 D very complete sequence of formations from the Lias to those of recent date.
In September 1650 he came to an agreement with the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England at Hartford upon the boundary between New Netherland and Connecticut, involving the sacrifice of a large amount of territory, the new boundary crossing Long Island from the west side of Oyster Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, and on the mainland north from a point west of Greenwich Bay, 4 m.
He concurred in the revolution of 1688, in 1695 was entrusted with the office of treasurer of Greenwich hospital for old sailors, and laid the first stone of the new building on the 30th of June 1696.
The mines of argentiferous lead, belonging to Greenwich Hospital, London, were formerly of great value, and it was in order that royalties on the Alston lead mines and on those elsewhere in the county might be jointly collected that the parish was first included within the borders of Cumberland, in the 18th century.
Crommelin of Greenwich, the latter having carried the comet back to 87 B.C. with certainty, and to 240 B.C. with fair probability.
In 1755 he submitted to the English government an amended body of MS. tables, which James Bradley compared with the Greenwich observations, and found to be sufficiently accurate to determine the moon's place to 75", and consequently the longitude at sea to about half a degree.
Lely's portrait of Sir George Ayscue is in the Painted Hall at Greenwich.
After the attainder of Cromwell little is known of Latimer until 1546, when, on account of his connexion with the preacher Edward Crome, he was summoned before the council at Greenwich, and committed to the Tower of London.
In 1892 Greenwich mean time was adopted on the railways and in the post-offices, making a difference of twenty minutes with mean Amsterdam time.
The borough comprises only the parish of Deptford St Paul, that of Deptford St Nicholas being included in the borough of Greenwich.
On the river front, extending into the borough of Greenwich, are the royal victualling yard and the site of the old Deptford dockyard.
Canals of Greenwich 88 Longitude West important cities are Ottawa (the capital of the Dominion) (59,9 28 in 1 9 01), Hamilton (52,634), London (37,981), Kingston (17,961).
Longitude East 12 0 of Greenwich distance on the south where it is conterminous with the Spanish Muni river settlement.
Main as chief assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and at once undertook the fundamental task of improving astronomical constants.
He also determined the mass of the moon, and from a discussion of the Greenwich transit circle observations between 1851 and 1865 he found for the constant of nutation the value 9.134".
The number of his astronomical publications exceeds 150, but his reputation depends mainly on¢ his earlier work at Greenwich and his two great star catalogues - the Cape Catalogue for 1880 and the Radclife r 'Catalogue for 1890.
These stars include most of the brighter ones visible in the latitude of Greenwich, ranging down to about the seventh magnitude.
Thackeray, and proper motions derived by comparison with modern Greenwich observations.
Places near London were earliest affected, as Brentford, Greenwich, Deptford; but in July or August 1665 it was already in Southampton, Sunderland, Newcastle, &c. A wider distribution occurred in the next year.
This acceleration is denoted by g; its value at Greenwich is about 981 centimetre-second units, or 322 feet per second.
He also received the first Bruce medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, awarded by the directors of the Berlin, Greenwich, Harvard, Lick, Paris and Yerkes observatories.
His wife was created (August 1767) baroness of Greenwich, and his elder brother George, the 4th viscount, was made lord-lieutenant of Ireland.
Simon was educated at a preparatory school in Pentonville, spent seven years at Dr Burney's school in Greenwich, and then ten months with a German Pfarrer in Rhenish Prussia.
He settled at Cambridge in the same year, and married Susan, daughter of Robert Moline of Greenwich.
In 1774 occurred the " Greenwich Tea Party."' The last colonial assembly of New Jersey met in November 1775.
To protect the 1 Greenwich then had some importance as a port on Cohansey Creek on the lower Delaware.
In the summer of 1774 the captain of the ship " Greyhound," bound for Philadelphia with a cargo of tea, on account of the state of opinion in that city, put in at Greenwich and stored his tea there in a cellar.
A portrait of him by Owen is in the Painted Hall in Greenwich.
From Manyanga the frontier was to follow the Congo up to Stanley Pool, the median line of Stanley Pool, and the Congo again "up to a point to be settled above the river Licona-Nkundja," from which point a line was to be drawn to the 17th degree of longitude east of Greenwich, following as closely as possible the water-parting of the Licona-Nkundja basin.
At the date of the issue of the circular the agreements with France and Portugal had partially defined the boundaries of the Free State on the lower river, and the 30th degree of longitude east of Greenwich was recognized as the limit of its extension eastwards.
He entered Brown University in 1824, left in his junior year on account of ill-health, was in Europe during the next twenty years, except in 1833-1834, when he was principal of Kent Academy at East Greenwich, and was the United States consul at Rome from 18 3 7 to 1845.
He died at East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on the 2nd of February 1883.
For the purpose of improving knowledge of star-places he reduced James Bradley's Greenwich observations, and derived from them an invaluable catalogue of 3222 stars, published in the volume rightly named Fundamenta Astronomiae (1818).
This favourable case is not realized at every opposition, but in 1900 the distance was as little as one-third of that of the sun, and it was observed from October 1900 to January 1901 photographically upon a concerted but not absolutely uniform plan by many observatories, of which the chief were the French national observatories, Greenwich,.
The observations at Greenwich thus reduced gave errors =0.0036" and oE0 0080" respectively.
The result is nearly the same as found at Greenwich alone, 8.806" =0.0026", or a mean distance of 92,830,000 m.
Some 15,000 observations, from 1851 to 1883, taken by one hundred observers at Greenwich, Washington, Oxford and Neuchatel, cleared as far as possible of personal equation, showed no sign of change that could with probability be called progressive or periodic, particularly there was no sign of adhesion to the sun-spot period.
The actual difference between the meridians of Greenwich and Cape Town is one hour fourteen minutes.
He had meantime (in 1742) been appointed to succeed Edmund Halley as astronomer royal; his enhanced reputation enabled him to apply successfully for an instrumental outfit at a cost of 1000; and with an 8-foot quadrant completed for him in 1750 by John Bird (1709-1776), he accumulated at Greenwich in ten years materials of inestimable value for the reform of astronomy.
Many of the friars observant of Greenwich and monks of the Charterhousc were involved in a similar fate, but there was no general resistance, and Henry, now inspired or helped by Thomas Cromwell, was able to proceed with the next step in the Reformation, the dissolution of the monasteries.
On the 21st of October 1845 he left at Greenwich Observatory, for the information of Sir George Airy, the astronomer-royal, a similar document, still preserved among the archives.
A promise was exacted from them by the privy council that they would not marry without the king's consent, but nevertheless they were secretly married on the 22nd of June at Greenwich.
In the year 1892 the largest existing gasholder was built at the East Greenwich works of the South Metropolitan Gas Company; it has six lifts, its diameter is 293 ft., and when filled with gas stands 180 ft.
Sir Isaac Newton, who depended for the perfecting of his lunar theory upon "places of the moon" reluctantly doled out from Greenwich, led the movement for immediate communication; whence arose much ill-feeling between him and Flamsteed.
As the upshot, the Historia coelestis, embodying the first Greenwich star-catalogue, together with the mural arc observations made 1689-1705, was issued under Edmund Halley's editorship in 1712.
Settling at Greenwich he threw himself with ardour into the work of social reform, devoting himself especially to the cause of the children.
There is more than one meaning of Greenwich discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
The organization of the Greenwich observatory differed widely from that adopted at Paris.
The history of the Greenwich observatory is one of strenuous efforts for refinement, stimulated by the growing stringency of theoretical necessities.
Nevil Mas kelyne, who succeeded him in 1764, set on foot, in 1767, the publication of the Nautical Almanac, and about the same time had an achromatic telescope fitted to the Greenwich M aske mural quadrant.
Perrine with the Crossley reflector in 1904-1905, and the third at Greenwich in but the imaginative side of knowledge had also potent representatives during the latter half of the 18th century.
Moreover, the imposing catalogue set on foot in 1865 at thirteen observatories by the German astronomical society has recently been completed; and adjuncts to it have, from time to time, been provided in the publications of the royal observatories at Greenwich and the Cape of Good Hope, and of national, imperial and private establishments in the United States and on the continent of Europe.
The parallax of the moon is determined by observation from two widely separated points; the most accurate measures are those made at Greenwich and at the Cape of Good Hope.
A fine portrait of the admiral by Reynolds is in the possession of the earl of Lichfield, and there are copies in the National Portrait Gallery and at Greenwich.
Greenwich is added for the sake of comparison.
At Greenwich next day he emphasized the necessity of retaliating against foreign tariffs - "I never like being hit without striking back."
They are deeply separated by religious differences, and their mutual jealousies, their inordinate vanity, English Miles 0 5 io 20 30 40 50 Railways Capitals of Vilayets &c. C Longitude East 42 of Greenwich their versatility and their cosmopolitan character must always be an obstacle to the realization of the dreams of the nationalists.
The following table shows an average value for any date and for the Greenwich meridian for a number of years, from which the actual value will seldom deviate more than 20 seconds until after 1950.
He did not relish the prospect of the administrative work which might ultimately have fallen on him at Greenwich.
I set off down the twisting alleyways of Greenwich Island, searching for the Market.
Lee asked for a further 15 burglary artifices in Greenwich and Bexley to be taken into consideration.
Over 200 photographs illustrating aspects of life in the 20th Century in the LB of Greenwich.
In 1848 the GLCC supplied tar to the Wylan Patent fuel Co, Greenwich, for making fuel briquettes with coal dust.
I have not seen the Greenwich bells, but am told that they have a somewhat dumpy shape.
Greenwich Hospital is a 1960s eyesore, which will be turned into new homes for first time purchasers and key workers.
I am particularly interested in obtaining additional information concerning a fireboat, which was built by Messrs. Merryweather & Son, Greenwich in 1916.
Apart from a few exceptions, all the hedge funds participating in the Greenwich Associates study saw their compliance costs rise in 2005.
Property is a fully furbished, three story house in the boro of Greenwich.
At the funeral of Lord Nelson in January 1806 Captain Bayntun bore the guidon in the water procession from Greenwich Hospital.
One of these, a ceramic jug, has a ballad, ' The Greenwich Pensioner ' printed on its sides.
The Greenwich team has concentrated its work on the traditional foods of developing countries to develop low-cost, enriched food mixes.
October's lunar eclipse Ã¢ the view from Greenwich The last total lunar eclipse visible until 2007 took place on October 28 2004.
A year later he became the first civilian mariner to pass the Royal Navy Staff Course at Greenwich.
There are two somewhat different senses in which the meridian of Greenwich is the standard meridian for nearly the entire world.
In 1987 her most recent refit was begun at Greenwich.
Its bar became a popular lunchtime rendezvous, presided over by no less a person than the present Mayor of Greenwich, Councilor Malone.
Landing in Greenwich Village NY, the urban folk revival was still in full swing.
Fooling the police The London Greenwich Railroad, 1833 He had a clever ruse for getting the copies out under their noses.
The existing slipway, originally part of the Greenwich Steam Ferry, will also be retained.
The next stretch is dead straight and forms part of the boundary of the LBs of Greenwich and Bromley.
They were made in vitreous glass tesserae, using the reverse method, by Greenwich Mural Workshop.
Greenwich is connected with Poplar on the north shore by the Greenwich tunnel (1902), for foot-passengers, to the Isle of Dogs (Cubitt Town), and by the Blackwall Tunnel (1897) for street traffic, crossing to a point between the East and West India Docks (see Poplar).
The tenure of land from the crown "as of the manor of East Greenwich" became at this time a recognized formula, and occurs in a succession of American colonial charters from those of Virginia in 1606, 1609 and 1612 to that of New Jersey in 1674.
Along with other royal palaces Greenwich was at the Revolution appropriated by the Protector, but it reverted to the crown on the restoration of Charles II., by whom it was pulled down, and the west wing of the present hospital was erected as part of an extensive design which was not further carried out.
The formidable undertaking of reducing the accumulated planetary observations made at Greenwich from 1750 to 1830 was already in progress under Airy's supervision when he became Astronomer Royal.
Her extravagant expenditure, returned by Salisbury in 1605 at more than L50,000 and by Chamberlain at her death at more than 84,000, was unfavourably contrasted with the economy of Queen Elizabeth; in spite of large allowances and grants of estates which included Oatlands, Greenwich House and Nonsuch, it greatly exceeded her income, her debts in 1616 being reckoned at nearly fio,000, while her jewelry and her plate were valued at her death at nearly half a million.
The project has already been through an exhaustive consultation process and has been recommended for approval by both Greenwich and Newham boroughs.
Greenwich ice rink tickets cost £ 7.00 for children, £ 9.50 for adults.
A shrouded figure has been snapped climbing the Tulip staircase at the Queens House in Greenwich.
Greenwich was also chosen for a worldwide time zone system by the International Meridian Conference, 1884.
Time Difference Greenwich Mean Time or GMT is the time standard against which all other time zones in the world are referenced.
In Greenwich, whitebait feasts at the Trafalgar Tavern and the Old Ship Tavern were popular events.
I met up with the guys at 10 o'clock at the Pussycat Lounge on Greenwich.
Downey's parents divorced when Robert was 12 and his older sister Allyson left New York to live with her father in Los Angeles while Robert stayed behind with his mother in Greenwich Village.
Whether it's Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, or Greenwich Village that strikes your fancy, this ultra-cosmopolitan city is a vacation destination like none other.
Use the egg lab located in the apothecary near Greenwich Square to create new types of eggs that will result in magical pets.
The rate is determined every London business day morning at 11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time by the British Bankers Association (BBA).
Every business day at 11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (London time) the BBA determines the LIBOR rates for that specific day.
He was commissioned by the Greenwich Royal Observatory to build the Master Clock used in astronomy and went on to become the first clockmaker of the 18th century admitted into the Royal Society.
Ladies and men's models offer stylish construction and cutting edge technology such as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) indicators, 100 hour power reserves, calendars, and Opaline dials to keep you up to date no matter where you travel.
Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Accurist continued to maintain an official association with the Old Royal Observatory at Greenwich by providing an array of satellite and atomic clocks.
Based out of Greenwich, Connecticut, Adrian agreed to discuss the AB Rocker with ''LoveToKnow'' Exercise.
Bedingfield left The DNA Algorithm to go to the University of Greenwich to study psychology.
It is decidedly less at Perpignan and Lisbon than at Potsdam, Kew and Greenwich, but nowhere is the seasonal difference more conspicuous than at Tokyo, which is south of Lisbon.
At Greenwich, Oxford and several other observatories, instead of measuring the distances of the star's image from the opposite sides of the 5 mm.
Greenwich is first noticed in the reign of Ethelred, when it was a station of the Danish fleet (1011-1014).
At Greenwich an annual banquet of cabinet ministers, known as the whitebait dinner, formerly took place.
Early in the 19th century the venue of the dinner, which had now become a ministerial function, was transferred to Greenwich, and though at first not always held here, was later celebrated regularly at the "Ship," an hotel of ancient foundation, closed in 1908.