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 Luncheon. (Welsh, llonc or llwnc, a gulp; llyncu, to swallow at a gulp.)Lunsford. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lungs of London.
 
The parks. In a debate, June 30th, 1808, respecting encroachments upon Hyde Park, Mr. Windham said it was the “lungs of London.”   1
 


 Luncheon. (Welsh, llonc or llwnc, a gulp; llyncu, to swallow at a gulp.)Lunsford. 

 
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