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[kroid-n] /ˈkrɔɪd n/
a borough of Greater London, England: airport. Unabridged
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  • "Mr. Barnstable and I are to be remarried immediately," Mrs. Croydon observed with dignity.

    Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates
  • Yet the bicycle wouldn't be spinning from Streatham to Croydon by itself.

  • The London and Croydon Company also adopted the atmospheric principle; and their line was opened in 1845.

    Lives of the Engineers Samuel Smiles
  • If Croydon Palace were rightly restored, how fine a relic it might be!

  • "Perhaps that's true of Mrs. Croydon too," murmured Mrs. Neligage to Alice.

    Love in a Cloud Arlo Bates
  • He is said to have lived in a farmhouse, which Croydon pulled down in 1897.

  • Pure waters he has seen, issuing out of the snowy rock; but are ours less bright at Croydon, at Guildford, or at Winchester?

  • Beyond Carshalton is Sutton, not less exuberant than Croydon.

  • I am told that Reardon has had the offer of a secretaryship to a boys' home, or something of the kind, at Croydon.

    New Grub Street George Gissing
British Dictionary definitions for Croydon


a borough in S Greater London (since 1965): formerly important for its airport (1915–59). Pop: 336 700 (2003 est). Area: 87 sq km (33 sq miles)
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