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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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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