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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Langbourn Ward (London).
 
So called from the long bourn or rivulet of sweet water which formerly broke out of a spring near Magpye Alley. This bourn gives its name to Sharebourne or Southbourne Lane.   1
 


 Lang Syne (Scotch, long since).Langstaff (Launcelot). 

 
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