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Bow Street

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noun
  1. a street in London, England: location of a metropolitan police court.
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Historical Examples

  • The ferret was in the burrow,—a Bow-Street officer in the court!

    Lucretia, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Go in a little while after to Bow-street, or Portugal-street.

    Here and There in London

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • It was no longer Bow-street, it was a million of men in arms against me.

    Caleb Williams

    William Godwin

  • Brocard repeated his statement, on oath, at Bow-street, and Mr. Alley's cross-examination failed to shake his testimony.

  • A washerwoman lived next door, and a Bow-Street officer lived over the way.