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

    The Disowned, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Years and years ago he came from Paris, and went to friends in wardour street.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • Eagle gazed straight at me, with eyes which had changed sadly since the day they first met mine in the wardour street shop.

    Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Well, he sold this to a dealer on wardour street, London, for five and six.

    Gallegher and Other Stories Richard Harding Davis
  • I went to look after a piece of old brocade in wardour street, and had to bargain for hours for it.

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

  • They are sometimes seen exposed in the shops of wardour street, and in other curiosity shops of the metropolis.

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

    "Contemptible" "Casualty"
  • But the loss of Jamie and the visit to wardour street had awakened her better nature and the feelings of a happier time.

    A Vanished Hand Sarah Doudney

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