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Originally posted by arnie, elsewhere:
One of London's most famous streets, the Strand is numbered boustrophedon-fashion. Its name indicates that it was once on the riverside, but it became separated by the construction of the Thames Embankment by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in the second half of the 19th century.
I'd known of the Strand only from a dirty limerick.¹

Not sure I understand the naming connection described in your second sentence. Please explain? Thanks.


¹ Should I expand this too? Wink
 
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One of the meanings of strand is "the land bordering the sea, a lake, or a river; shore; beach". See definition 5. on Dictionary.com. The verb to strand comes from the idea of being washed up on a beach.


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