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 Windmills.Window. (Norwegian, vindue.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Windmill Street.
 
When Charnel chapel, St. Paul’s, was taken down by the Protector Somerset, in 1549, more than 1,000 cart-loads of bones were removed to Finsbury Fields, where they formed a large mound, on which three windmills were erected. It was from these mills that the street obtained its name. (Leigh Hunt.)   1
 


 Windmills.Window. (Norwegian, vindue.) 

 
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