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Curzon

[kur-zuh n] /ˈkɜr zən/
noun
1.
Sir Clifford, 1907–82, British pianist.
2.
George Nathaniel, 1st Marquis Curzon of Kedleston
[ked-l-stuh n] /ˈkɛd l stən/ (Show IPA),
1859–1925, British statesman: viceroy of India 1899–1905.
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  • "By the tone of his voice perhaps, and his accent," said Curzon.

    The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  • "Oh bother Halsbury," said Curzon, to whom nothing is sacred.

  • "Certainly; at home in Curzon Street," returned the pretty voice.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
  • The note was in Loring's writing and begged me to come at once to Curzon Street.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • The saturnalia in the Curzon Street house began that very night.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • "Yes," said Laura, and she told him of what had happened at the Curzon Street house.

    The Eddy Clarence L. Cullen
  • Why did his wayward feet carry him to the corner of Curzon Street?

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley
  • Then you think we could have that second car and the house in Curzon Street?

    First Plays A. A. Milne
  • Anyway, Curzon Street will be ready by the beginning of May.

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie
  • The sale of the house in Curzon Street revived all Dorothy's worst fears.

    The Vanity Girl Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for Curzon

Curzon

/ˈkɜːzən/
noun
1.
Sir Clifford. 1907–82, English pianist
2.
George Nathaniel, 1st Marquis Curzon of Kedleston. 1859–1925, British Conservative statesman; viceroy of India (1898–1905)
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