lost property

noun Chiefly British.

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Examples from the Web for lost property

  • The mistress turned to the lost-property basket, stooped down, drew out the missing book, and handed it reproachfully to Merle.

    A Fortunate Term|Angela Brazil
  • It was only after a long hunt that she discovered her missing book in the lost-property cupboard.