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Carey Street

(formerly) the street in which the London bankruptcy court was situated
the state of bankruptcy
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  • Ayscough, seeing carey street looming in the distance, was unusually glum.

    Colorado Jim George Goodchild
  • In carey street, when she was first married, lived Mrs. Chapone.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • carey street, and its immediate neighbourhood, abounded in spunging-houses.

  • My husband, that's Whereas,—you'll all'ays find him at the little stationer's shop outside the gate in carey street.

    Castle Richmond Anthony Trollope
  • I don't think the train is due till midnight, and after that he's got to take her to his daughter's on carey street.

    The Mayor's Wife Anna Katherine Green
  • He ran down to them and warned them of the carey street patrol.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • A poor woman yesterday applied to a merchant in carey street to purchase a barrel of flour.

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