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 Meanings and Examples of QUAY
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quay
 n.  dock; landing place; reinforced bank where ships are loaded or unloaded
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1  Tholomyes, once started, would have found some difficulty in stopping, had not a horse fallen down upon the quay just at that moment.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE DEATH OF A HORSE
2  The majority followed the quay and went through the Passy Barrier.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—A MERRY END TO MIRTH
3  He left behind him the Rue de la Clef, then the Fountain Saint-Victor, skirted the Jardin des Plantes by the lower streets, and reached the quay.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—IT IS LUCKY THAT THE PONT D'AUSTERLITZ BEARS C...
4  Another, in order to get a look at Debacker as he passed, and being too small in the crowd, caught sight of the lantern on the quay and climbed it.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE GAMIN SHOULD HAVE HIS PLACE IN THE CLASSI...
5  He continued to advance along the quay on the shore.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
6  The pile of rubbish formed a sort of projection at the water's edge, which was prolonged in a promontory as far as the wall of the quay.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
7  The shore, beginning with the rubbish heap, was only about thirty paces long, then it plunged into the water which beat against the wall of the quay.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
8  This grating, a sort of door pierced at the base of the quay, opened on the river as well as on the shore.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
9  The hackney-coach, which regulated all its movements on his, had, in its turn, halted on the quay above him, close to the parapet.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
10  A street lantern reddened the margin of the quay.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
11  The wall of the quay, abrupt, confused, mingled with the vapors, instantly concealed from sight, produced the effect of an escarpment of the infinite.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
12  All at once he took off his hat and placed it on the edge of the quay.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
13  He therefore went down the Rue des Petits Augustins, and came up to the quay, in order to take the New Bridge.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
14  Fortunately, as we have said, they were within a hundred paces of the city; they left their two nags upon the high road, and ran toward the quay.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 20 THE JOURNEY
15  The band on the pier is playing a harsh waltz in good time, and further along the quay there is a Salvation Army meeting in a back street.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  A few of them had already come ashore and were beginning to spread out their nets in symmetrical patterns on the hot flags of the quay.
2  Because of the captain's carelessness, the ship crashed into the quay.
3  They tied the ship to the quay with ropes.