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Tower Hamlets

[tou-er] /ˈtaʊ ər/
noun
1.
a borough of Greater London, England.
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  • The Tower Hamlets were ordered to their headquarters, London, and disbanded.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • He reminded me of a little chimney-sweeper at the Tower Hamlets election, asking—“Vot vos my hopinions about primaginitur?”

    Diary in America, Series One Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  • From that date until the day of his death he was devoted to the Tower Hamlets Mission.

    The Great Acceptance Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • On the 11th of this month there is to be a dinner given to Lushington by the electors of the Tower Hamlets.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • The whole day was "off," and a stroll in the Tower Hamlets Cemetery was decided on.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • Even the Tower ought to have no garrison except the trainbands of the Tower Hamlets.

  • In Tower Hamlets Cemetery, with twelve acres less, in about the same time, the number is two hundred and forty-seven thousand.

    Health, Happiness, and Longevity Louis Philippe McCarty
British Dictionary definitions for Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets

noun
1.
a borough of E Greater London, on the River Thames: contains the main part of the East End. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 20 sq km (8 sq miles)
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