Lombard Street love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a road in the City of London, near the Bank of England, that runs from Gracechurch Street to the junction of Poultry and Cornhill

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. the principal street in London for banks and the offices of note brokers; hence, the money market and interest of London.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a street in central London containing many of the major London banks

Etymologies

The site of a colony of Lombard Jewish merchants and moneylenders who settled there in the 13th century (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of course he was still sneered at by many as a mere "poseur"; it still seemed to be all Lombard Street to a china orange that he would be beaten down under the myriad trampling feet of middle-class indifference and disdain.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions

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