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Wardour Street

/ˈwɔːdə/
noun
1.
a street in Soho where many film companies have their London offices: formerly noted for shops selling antiques and mock antiques
2.
Wardour Street English, affectedly archaic speech or writing
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  • Years and years ago he came from Paris, and went to friends in wardour street.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • He saw himself pause in the gutter of wardour street while a taxi slid by.

    "Contemptible" "Casualty"
  • Well, he sold this to a dealer on wardour street, London, for five and six.

    Gallegher and Other Stories Richard Harding Davis
  • Come, the larks will soon be singing in the clear sky above wardour street.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • wardour street has long been celebrated for its shops of old china, bric-à-brac, and furniture.

    The Strand District Sir Walter Besant
  • We do not really need a waxwork art by wardour street professionals.

  • There is a man who is certainly no swashbuckling novelist of the wardour street school.

  • Beggared by the former, our widow took a small shop in wardour street to support the latter.

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Mr. Layard impressed me as more taken up with concerns of Nineveh and wardour street than of la haute politique.

    Romantic Spain John Augustus O'Shea
  • He took her out to dinner—yes, so he did—to some appalling little place in wardour street.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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