East End


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East End

A section of eastern London north of the Thames River. It was long a densely populated working-class and immigrant area centered around the docks and warehouses, although most of the slums described by Charles Dickens and other Victorian writers were obliterated by bombing raids during World War II.

East End

n
(Placename) the East End a densely populated part of E London containing former industrial and dock areas, now extensively redeveloped for offices
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The apartment which they now entered extended across the entire east end of the building, and had windows upon three sides.
I remember, when spending several months in the East End of London, during which time I wrote a book and adventured much amongst the worst of the slum classes, that I got drunk several times and was mightily wroth with myself because it interfered with my writing.
Called upon to choose between the course indicated by a physician who is making his five thousand a year, and who is certain of the next medical baronetcy, and the advice volunteered by an obscure general practitioner at the East End of London, who is not making his five hundred a year--need I stop to inform you of her ladyship's decision?
Columb Major--a large church, far from this--at the East End of London.
Our white frame house, with a storey and half-storey above the basement, stood at the east end of what I might call the farmyard, with the windmill close by the kitchen door.
It was night-time, in the East End of London, and before him stood Margey, a little factory girl of fifteen.
My sister is but and I am ben - I mean she is in the east end and I am in the west - tuts, tuts
As von Horn stepped into the campong his quick eye perceived the havoc that had been wrought with the roof at the east end of the shed.
Again the galleries above filled with watchers, while from an arched doorway at the east end of the chamber a procession of females filed slowly into the room.
There were three girls, East End factory girls, and a couple of little chil- dren crowded in the cart.
Standing on the smooth sandy beach at the east end of the pond, in a calm September afternoon, when a slight haze makes the opposite shore-line indistinct, I have seen whence came the expression, "the glassy surface of a lake.
As they guessed, so it happened: these new invaders, leaving their canoes at the east end of the island, came ranging along the shore, directly towards the place, to the number of two hundred and fifty, as near as our men could judge.

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