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Charing Cross

[char-ing] /ˈtʃær ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a square and district in central London, England: major railroad terminals.
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Examples from the Web for Charing Cross
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  • The train began to move slowly across the Thames to Charing Cross.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • He entered an hotel near Charing Cross, and ordered some refreshment and a bed.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • For reasons which he was at a loss to define Eric saw them off at Charing Cross.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • We took the two-twenty train from Charing Cross on the afternoon of the twenty-first.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If you will take me to Charing Cross, I shall be greatly obliged to you.

  • Since leaving Charing Cross five days before he had been ever active.

    The Doctor of Pimlico William Le Queux
  • Just as we are sometimes offered a view of Saturn's rings from Charing Cross!

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
  • It might as well stand at Charing Cross; the blockhead that it is!

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald Edward FitzGerald
  • Charing Cross,” shouted the conductor, and up sprang the Frenchman.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
  • We walked together to Charing Cross, and there we shook hands and parted.

    Novel Notes Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for Charing Cross

Charing Cross

/ˈtʃærɪŋ/
noun
1.
a district of London, in the city of Westminster: the modern cross (1863) in front of Charing Cross railway station replaces the one erected by Edward I (1290), the last of twelve marking the route of the funeral procession of his queen, Eleanor
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