Bank of England

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Bank of England

  1. The central bank of the United Kingdom.
    • 1857 John Ramsay McCulloch, A Select Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts and Other Publications, page 31
      It is this which keeps a country bank note always of the same value as a Bank of England note.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, Or, The Whale, 2003 ed., page 387
      Don't ye love sperm? There goes three thousand dollars, men! — a bank! — a whole bank! The bank of England!
    • 1892, Mart Twain, The American Claimant:
      Because I have got a private project that requires a Bank of England at its back. How could you divine that?
    • 1903, Henry James, "A Passionate Pilgrim", in A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales, page 9
      On the floor was a Turkey carpet, — as old as the mahogany, almost, as the Bank of England, as the Queen, — into which the waiter in his lonely revolutions had trodden so many massive sootflakes and drops of overflowing beer, that the glowing looms of Smyrna would certainly not have recognized it.
    • 1927, Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, page 5
      [...] for there was in all their minds a mute questioning of deference and chivalry, of the Bank of England and the Indian Empire, of ringed fingers and lace, [....]
    • 1994, Ralph Moody, Horse of a Different Color: Reminiscences of a Kansas Drover, page 95
      We're putting in enough new capital to make this little bank as strong as The Bank of England.
    • 2003, Stephen Coonts, Liberty, page 26
      The Walney's Bank building in the heart of Cairo was a small replica of the Bank of England building in London, and in that setting it jarred the eye.
  2. The building in Threadneedle Street that houses it.
    • 1936, Karel Čapek, War with the Newts, page 195
      Hitherto the British islander has been anxiously watching the skies, the only direction from where he thought disaster might come to his flourishing cities, to his Bank of England or to his peaceful cottages, snug under their perpetual green cover of ivy.
    • 2014, "Bank of England architect Sir John Soane's models to go on display", Telegraph, November 8
      Soane, who designed the Bank of England and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, used some of the miniature models as teaching tools for his pupils.
    • 2016, "London’s Bank of England gets long overdue façade renovation", European Cleaning Journal, September 12
      One of London’s best-known landmarks, The Bank of England, has had a much-needed facelift thanks to a substantial exterior clean carried out by cleaning and restoration specialist Thomann-Hanry.
    • 2019, "Amid Its Breakneck Expansion, WeWork Finds that Banks Need More Convincing, Fortune, March 29
      Bank of Ireland Group Plc recently made a loan secured against the No. 1 Poultry building, a stone’s throw from the Bank of England in the heart of London’s financial district, even though all the office space is leased to WeWork.
    • 2019, "Watch Idris Elba Cameo in Stormzy's Video for 'Vossi Bop'", Rolling Stone, April 26
      He's joined by a group of young dancers as he appears in front of the Bank of England and takes a shot at Boris Johnson
    • 2019, "Investment company taking 40% commission shut down", International Adviser, May 24
      In November 2018, the company vacated its office on Threadneedle Street in London without informing its landlord, but continued to market itself as being based there – a stone’s throw from the Bank of England.
    • 2019, "Seven of London's most sustainable buildings", The London Economic, June 11
      The building – set on 3.2 acres between the Bank of England and St. Paul’s Cathedral – is a ten-storey facility



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