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Southwark

[suhth -erk] /ˈsʌð ərk/
noun
1.
a borough of Greater London, England, S of the Thames.
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  • On the bankside in Southwark are the theatres and Paris gardens where are the bear pits.

    In Doublet and Hose Lucy Foster Madison
  • There is a dog residing in the Borough of Southwark who keeps a blind man.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Eschar to be gone, I sent my letters by a porter to the posthouse in Southwark to be sent by despatch to the Downs.

  • At that time he was making his way back to his house in Southwark.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • One evening Harry started down the Neck, below Southwark, determined to remain there until his backslidings were healed.

    The History of the Negro Church Carter Godwin Woodson
  • Say, governor,” said he as soon as Reginald entered, “do you know Southwark Road?

    Reginald Cruden Talbot Baines Reed
  • The whole of the buildings which Chaucer knew were burnt in the great Southwark fire of 1676.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
  • Why buy these articles in Goswell Street and come all the way from Southwark?

    Bardell v. Pickwick Percy Fitzgerald
  • A cat's-meat-man informed the Southwark Tribunal at a recent sitting that he served over four hundred families a day.

British Dictionary definitions for Southwark

Southwark

/ˈsʌðək/
noun
1.
a borough of S central Greater London, on the River Thames: site of the Globe Theatre, now reconstructed; the former docks and warehouses have been redeveloped. Pop: 253 800 (2003 est). Area: 29 sq km (11 sq miles)
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