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Seven Dials (London)


A column with seven dials formerly stood in St. Giles, facing the seven streets which radiated therefrom.

“Where famed St Giles’s ancient limits spread

An in-railed column rears its lofty head,

Here to seven streets seven dials count the day.

And from each other catch the circling ray.”

Gay: Trivia, i.

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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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