tilbury

Sixpence ; so called from its formerly being the fare for Crossing over from Gravesend to Tilbury Fort.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

Til"bu*ry (?), n.; pl. Tilburies (#). [Probably from Tilburyfort, in the Country of Essex, in England.]

A kind of gig or two-wheeled carriage, without a top or cover.

[Written also tilburgh.]

 

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