Definition of Sheerness

1. Noun. The property of being sheer. ¹



2. Noun. (countable rare) The result or product of being sheer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sheerness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheerness

sheepskin
sheepskin coat
sheepskins
sheepwalk
sheepwalks
sheepy
sheer
sheer(a)
sheered
sheerer
sheerest
sheering
sheerleg
sheerlegs
sheerly
sheerness (current term)
sheernesses
sheers
sheerwater
sheerwaters
sheesh
sheesha
sheet-erosion
sheet-metal
sheet-metal work
sheet-metals
sheet-piling
sheet anchor
sheet bend

Literary usage of Sheerness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and References to by Nathaniel Cleveland Moak, John Thomas Cook (1875)
"That the sheerness Company was not now a railway company incorporated by act of ... That no meeting of the sheerness Company had been held since 1871, ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"He continued his journey in a carriage to sheerness, where he had appointed a custom-house hoy to be in readiness. ' With this,' says Burnet (iii. ..."

3. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Henry Hart Milman (1865)
"On the morning of the thirteenth of December the people of London, not yet fully recovered from the agi- sheerness. tation of the Irish Night, ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1849)
"... and on the morning of the twelfth had reached Emley Ferry, near the island of sheerness. There lay the hoy in which he was to sail. He went on board; ..."

5. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"... Island of sheerness. There lay the hoy in which he was to sail. He went on board ; but the wind blew fresh ; and the master would not venture to put to ..."

6. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"A branch-line runs hence through the Boo District to (16 M.) Port Victoria, in the Isle of Grain and at the mouth of the Medway, opposite sheerness (p. 23). ..."

7. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1849)
"... shore of the Thames, and on the morning of the twelfth had reached Emley Ferry near the island of sheerness. There lay the hoy in which he was to sail. ..."

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