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Mincing Lane (London)

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A corruption of Mynchen Lane; so called from the tenements held there by the mynchens or nuns of St. Helen’s, in Bishopsgate Street. (Minicen, Anglo-Saxon for a nun; minchery, a nunnery.)

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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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