- (formerly) the street in which the London bankruptcy court was situated
- the state of bankruptcy
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Examples from the Web for carey street
For there was sorrow in Carey-street that day—sorrow of a novel kind.
“Might rob him right and left, sir,” said old Matt to a favourite lamp-post in Carey-street.