Stepney


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stepney

(ˈstɛpnɪ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) Indian a spare tyre
[C20: from Stepney Street, Llanelli, the address of a tyre manufacturer]

Step•ney

(ˈstɛp ni)

n.
a former borough of Greater London, England, now part of Tower Hamlets.
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Well, if you really want to know, I got them from Gelder & Co., in Church Street, Stepney. They are a well-known house in the trade, and have been this twenty years.
& Co., of Stepney, the source and origin of the busts.
We ordered three busts of that sort from Gelder & Co., of Stepney. They are all sold now.
"Yes, gentlemen," said he, "it is the most famous pearl now existing in the world, and it has been my good fortune, by a connected chain of inductive reasoning, to trace it from the Prince of Colonna's bedroom at the Dacre Hotel, where it was lost, to the interior of this, the last of the six busts of Napoleon which were manufactured by Gelder & Co., of Stepney. You will remember, Lestrade, the sensation caused by the disappearance of this valuable jewel and the vain efforts of the London police to recover it.
I walked frequently out into the villages round the town, to see if nothing would fall in my way there; and going by a house near Stepney, I saw on the window-board two rings, one a small diamond ring, and the other a gold ring, to be sure laid there by some thoughtless lady, that had more money then forecast, perhaps only till she washed her hands.
Now, Crane, just don't forget to put on the Stepney wheel."
Over 12 weeks, children have taken part in a range of activities at the Stepney Bank Stables based on the area's past.
Natasha Craik, 14, said: "I knew Stepney Bank Stables is old but I didn't know anything about how important horses were to the area.
In this third ripping yarn - about rival gangs of bodysnatchers, the Stepney Boys and the Flower Girls - Wisbech was bemoaning Victorian gang culture: "That's the trouble with young people - they keep on being born."
Emmerdaleviewers have been left horrified by the soap's ongoing grooming storyline, involving Maya Stepney and her teenage stepson Jacob Gallagher.
Stepney Street could soon be open to traffic once again in a bid to attract more people into the town centre.
The duchess was visiting Jewish Care's Brenner Centre in Stepney, east London, to celebrate its 80th anniversary.