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Queenhithe

(London). The hithe or strand for lading and unlading barges and lighters in the city. Called “queen” from being part of the dowry of Eleanor. Queen of Henry II.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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