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Bow Street

[boh] /boʊ/
noun
1.
a street in London, England: location of a metropolitan police court.
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  • I am as badly off as you; for, hang me, if there was not a Bow Street runner in the town.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I told you that I knew the Bow Street runner who was in the barouche.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Bow Street again," said Macklin stolidly, puffing at his pipe.

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • I told you yesterday that we had met before; was it not at Bow Street?

    Japhet in Search of a Father Frederick Marryat
  • The assassins whom you planted in that room are by this time in Bow Street.

    The Double Four E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Furneaux introduced the chief inspector, and they were whisked to Bow Street.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • Then I made my way to a wig shop in Bow Street, and bought a wig.

    Great Porter Square, v. 3 Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • The story begins and ends with Bow Street, and, as far as concerns the lady, is curious.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Tonson, the great bookseller of his time, had a private house in Bow Street.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Fielding lived some time in Bow Street, probably during his magistracy.

    The Town Leigh Hunt

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