1) A place where the ground has been washed away by flooding water, a break in an embankment.

1697 At last, it being impossible that such vast waters should be contained in such short and small bounds, it burst a huge gime close by Gore Steel, near Thorn, where there had been a vast gime formerly, and so drounded all the whole Levels

1753 The highest tides at night in the rivers Ouze and Trent ever known. It top’d the banks in most places

broke several gymes

and drownded the country on each side of those rivers, Thorne. The minor place-name Gyme Wood is recorded in Thorne.

places Thorne
dates 1697 1753

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