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Covent Garden lady

obsolete A promiscuous woman, often a prostitute. Those Covent Garden ladies will have nowhere to turn when they're released, so they'll most likely will end up back on the streets again. Someone needs to tell young Reginald that a woman with a reputation as a Covent Garden lady has no place being brought into this celebrated family.
See also: Covent, garden, lady

Covent Garden nun

obsolete A promiscuous woman, often a prostitute. Those Covent Garden nuns will have nowhere to turn when they're released, so they'll most likely will end up back on the streets again. Someone needs to tell young Reginald that a woman with a reputation as a Covent Garden nun has no place being brought into this celebrated family.
See also: Covent, garden, nun
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