tees river

Tees

[teez]
noun
a river in N England, flowing E along the boundary between Durham and Yorkshire to the North Sea. 70 miles (113 km) long.
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Tees (tiːz)
 
n
a river in N England, rising in the N Pennines and flowing southeast and east to the North Sea at Middlesbrough. Length: 113 km (70 miles)

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tee
in golf, 1721, back-formation from teaz (1673), taken as a plural; a Scottish word of uncertain origin. The original form was a little heap of sand. The verb meaning "place a ball on a golf tee" is recorded from 1673; fig. sense of "to make ready" (usually with up) is recorded from 1938. Teed off in
the fig. sense of "angry, annoyed" is first recorded 1953, probably as a euphemism for p(iss)ed off.
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