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King’s Cross

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Up to the accession of George IV. this locality in London was calledBattle Bridge,” and had an infamous notoriety. In 1821 some speculators built there a number of houses, and, at the suggestion of Mr. Bray, changed the name.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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King of the World (Shah-Jehan)
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King Chosen by the Neighing of a Horse (A)
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