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- proper n. A riverside fortress in London, used as a palace, prison and now a museum housing the Crown Jewels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a collection of buildings in the eastern part of London, formerly containing a state prison, and now used as an arsenal and repository of various objects of public interest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fortress in London on the Thames; used as a palace and a state prison and now as a museum containing the crown jewels
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She escaped with her son, and Henry lurked in concealment till he was betrayed and imprisoned in the Tower of London (in 1465).
And if not — when the Levellers tried to subvert the Army, for example — he clapped them straight into the Tower of London ….
What a contrast was the abject, weeping coward covered with mud and slime, who had been carried in triumph to the grim Tower of London to meet his doom!
'Captain Blood put an end to the straight-lift caper, nicking the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671.