Usage examples for quay

  1. Marvelling much at the strange sight, together they went forth to the quay, followed by many of the knights. – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  2. There was a never- ending stream of men and carts passing along the quay. – Our Journey to the Hebrides by Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  3. He said nothing, but followed me to the quay and we got the boat out. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. On the quay piles of equipment had been abandoned. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  5. Carrying her small suit- case, she emerged upon the quay, and almost immediately was accosted by the official of the Red Cross who had been told off to look after her. – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. I saw wide marshlands laved with level beams Of the last light; I saw ships on the sea That foamed hard by, stinging the fretful shore; I smelt old ships on the deserted quay That English sailors sailed, and will no more; I thought of men I loved, and of dead men I had longed to know- and each heroic ghost Rose and moved on, and left me alone again Aching for love and splendour glimpsed and lost. – Poems New and Old by John Freeman
  7. I was walking rapidly along the river bank with my coat collar pulled up to my ears, and still instinctively peering up every narrow street which debouches on the quay. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  8. Whereupon the Fat Aunt sighed her last moral sentiment, Uncle Martha was duly shoved out on the quay, and I was left alone with Grandfather Nat. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  9. Their hotel faced the quay: they saw before them an extent of water glittering in the sunshine, steamers waiting for their time of sailing, small craft flying about in all directions, and activity, bustle, and business filling every nook and corner of the scene. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  10. On the quay near to it stood a seafaring man with an amiable expression of countenance. – Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. " No." The stranger stepped to the quay- door and looked down the ladder. – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. Reluctantly turning his back on his enemies, now in full cry close behind him, Schenk sprang into the last remaining boat just pushing from the quay. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  13. Key was once the usual spelling of quay. – The Romance of Names by Ernest Weekley
  14. As I have said, a few days before our arrival a mob had attacked and killed in most barbarous fashion a number of Annamite soldiers who were guarding a French warehouse on the quay. – The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean by Edward Alexander Powell
  15. The man on deck stared down at the quay a moment. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  16. Selene stood on one foot, leaning, to recover herself, against the right- hand post of the window- opening, and there she could hear more distinctly than from her couch, the voice of the waves as they broke on the stone quay just behind dame Hannah's little house. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers