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Lombard Street

a street in London, England: a financial center. Unabridged
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  • This, it appeared to the authorities in Lombard Street, would exceed the bounds of fair competition.

  • Sir Joseph wanted the rabbits for his men in Lombard Street.

    Too Old for Dolls Anthony Mario Ludovici
  • How fast the crowded omnibuses dash past with their loads of young Greshams and future rulers of Lombard Street!

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • They dwelt together on a street from them called Lombard Street, in London.

    St. Nicholas George H. McKnight
  • Was he to be enticed once again into Lombard Street, in order that the clerks might set upon him in a body and maltreat him?

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • In Paris there is a Lombard Street, and other cities have the name.

  • In the early days of his married life his journeys to Lombard Street were frequent.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • There was a lot of talk about those sunspots when we were in Lombard Street west.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The notes of the wealthy moneychangers of Lombard Street circulated widely.

  • Uncle Hobson has returned to Lombard Street to relieve guard.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for Lombard Street

Lombard Street

the British financial and banking world
Word Origin
C16: from a street in London once occupied by Lombard bankers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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