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Somerset House

noun
1.
a building in London, in the Strand, built (1776–86) by Sir William Chambers; formerly housed the General Register Office of births, marriages, and deaths: contains (from 1990) the art collections of the Courtauld Institute
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  • You may be quite certain that somerset house makes no mistakes like that.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • I went to somerset house, and there searched the register of deaths.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • Why, the quill-drivers at somerset house and those damned fire-escapes.

    The Bill-Toppers Andre Castaigne
  • He could go to somerset house and see the will of old Mr. Harman.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • Certainly, dear; anybody can see any will by paying a shilling, at somerset house.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • I went this morning to somerset house, and I read your grandfather's will.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • She had consulted the map, and knew exactly where somerset house was.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade

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