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Cov·ent Garden

 (kŭv′ənt, kŏv′-)
An area in London long noted for its produce market (established in 1671) and its royal theater (first built in 1731-1732). The market was moved to a site on the Thames River in 1974.
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Covent Garden

(ˈkʌvənt; ˈkɒv-)
n
1. (Placename) a district of central London: famous for its former fruit, vegetable, and flower market, now a shopping precinct
2. (Named Buildings) the Royal Opera House (built 1858) in Covent Garden
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Cov′ent Gar′den

(ˈkʌv ənt, ˈkɒv-)
n.
1. a district in central London, England, formerly a vegetable and flower market.
2. a historic theater in this district, first built 1731–32.
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The fact is, I have been out on your account - not that that is any excuse - for I thought, coming from the country, you might like a little fruit after dinner, and I went to Covent Garden Market to get it good."
Stumblingly pursuing these two designs--they both meant rum, the only meaning of which he was capable--the degraded creature staggered into Covent Garden Market and there bivouacked, to have an attack of the trembles succeeded by an attack of the horrors, in a doorway.
Thus equipped, he was to saunter into the office, as some country fellow from Covent Garden market might be supposed to do for the gratification of his curiousity; and as he was as awkward, ungainly, and raw-boned a fellow as need be, Mr.
We passed across Holborn, down Endell Street, and so through a zigzag of slums to Covent Garden Market. One of the largest stalls bore the name of Breckinridge upon it, and the proprietor a horsey-looking man, with a sharp face and trim side-whiskers was helping a boy to put up the shutters.
The attorney betook himself to his drawing-room, the clerk to the Magpie and Stump, and Job to Covent Garden Market to spend the night in a vegetable basket.
Covent Garden Market at sunrise too, in the spring or summer, when the fragrance of sweet flowers is in the air, over-powering even the unwholesome streams of last night's debauchery, and driving the dusky thrust, whose cage has hung outside a garret window all night long, half mad with joy!
When I had none, I used to look at a venison shop in Fleet Street; or I have strolled, at such a time, as far as Covent Garden Market, and stared at the pineapples.
Joseph, followed grinning, in the Collector's rear, and bearing two handsome nosegays of flowers, which the monster had actually had the gallantry to purchase in Covent Garden Market that morning--they were not as big as the haystacks which ladies carry about with them now-a-days, in cones of filigree paper; but the young women were delighted with the gift, as Joseph presented one to each, with an exceedingly solemn bow.
Currently armed with long list of accomplishments, Hamad was commissioned to create a birthday card in celebration of the 180th Anniversary of Covent Garden market in London, generating interest from members of the media around the world.
Modwen's GBP 1.5bn national portfolio of over 100 projects includes the regeneration of New Covent Garden Market, London; the transformation of Longbridge, Birmingham; and the on-going development of the GBP 450m Bay Campus for Swansea University.
St Modwen has been involved in the New Covent Garden Market project in Nine Elms developed in a joint venture with VINCI.