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A.Word.A.Day--Grub Street

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Grub Street (grub street) noun

The world of impoverished writers and literary hacks.

[After Grub Street, London, former name of Milton Street, where such writers lived.]

"Is a mere commoner of Grub Street expected to do better? Especially when it is from Grub Street that so much of the flood of misuse wells up." Presently, hopefully, if not happily, The Economist, 17 Dec 1994.

This week's theme: toponyms or words derived from place names.

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