The complete system of wharves and warehouses at Regla passed into the possession of the Company at the same time.
They broke through their opponents, and began a rush to the wharves.
And so for weeks past he had slept in the park at night, and wandered down about the wharves during the day.
When we arrived at Baltimore (nine o'clock P.M.) the wharves were afloat.
He hovered about the wharves, conversing with the sailors and captains, and sometimes carrying his little bundle with him.
He sometimes took them to the pond on the Common, and sometimes to wharves at low tide.
All the dwelling-houses were closed, and as they came nearer to the wharves all the warehouses were dark and awful.
The hotel in which Barry was living was quite near the wharves of the Circular Quay.
It has since grown considerably, and is provided with wharves and docks and a jetty 1066 ft. long.
Most of this is now a thing of the past and the dredges lie rotting at the wharves.
late Old English hwearf "shore, bank where ships can tie up," earlier "dam, embankment," from Proto-Germanic *khwarfaz (cf. Middle Low German werf "mole, dam, wharf," German Werft "shipyard, dockyard"); related to Old English hwearfian "to turn," perhaps in a sense implying "busy activity," from PIE root *kwerp- "to turn, revolve" (cf. Old Norse hverfa "to turn round," German werben "to enlist, solicit, court, woo," Gothic hvairban "to wander," Greek kartos "wrist," Sanskrit surpam "winnowing fan"). Wharf rat "person who hangs around docks" is recorded from 1836.