red-light district


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red-light district

An area in a city containing brothels and other businesses related to activities that are typically illegal elsewhere. If you patronize the red-light district, you're essentially subsidizing the sex trade.
See also: district

red-light district

an area of a city or town containing many brothels, strip clubs, and other sex businesses.
See also: district

the red-ˈlight district

the part of a city where prostitutes work and sex shops are found: I got lost and found myself in the red-light district all alone!
See also: district
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Yesterday they saw the sites for themselves, seeing the home Wright shared with partner Pam Wright at 79 London Road, Ipswich - in the town's red-light district.
Throughout the summer visitors will be able to stroll down the street, based on Amsterdam's famous red-light district, presided over by female mannequins cast from living bodies.
61] First, in both the red-light district and the company town, the workers had to buy either directly from their employer or an allied subsidiary.
Long headquartered in Times Square, New York's red-light district (made famous by such movies as Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy) is effectively no more.
Alongside their daily work they are researching urgent building problems: Hamburg's red-light district, the redevelopment of redundant industrial areas and recent history's memorial areas where they try to make history visible beside (and through) new functional requirements.
Armed with this "universal password," the student posted pornographic content on the band site, transformed the church site into a satanic worshiping page, and created fake pornographic images of the director's wife, turning a personal homepage into an online red-light district.
Summary: About a dozen cabarets may be shut down in Lebanon's red-light district as part of a series of operations being carried out by security forces to clamp down on human trafficking rings, a security source told The Daily Star.
The vehicle is the fifth of its kind to be launched by Ruhama which supports women in Dublin's red-light district.
00pm) A student's body is found in a red-light district.
As well as historic sites from the local wool industry, the vintage double-decker passed such dubious attractions as the city's red-light district (setting for some of the Yorkshire Ripper horrific murders) as well as a derelict cinema and the UK's largest building site.
The body of the mother-of-four was discovered last September at the junction of Crown Street and West Derby Street in the heart of the red-light district.
September in undergrowth at the junction of Crown Street and West Derby Street in the heart of the red-light district.
The canals, the clogs, the bicycles, the exuberant stag-dos and the ever-popular red-light district.
The arty kung-fu epic, ``House of Flying Daggers,'' took foreign film honors, while ``Born Into Brothels,'' a look at the children born to prostitutes in Calcutta's red-light district, won best documentary.
Officials claimed it was because of the foul and abusive language of their fans but captain Valeria, whose team were chosen from the 200 girls who work in the red-light district of Guatemala City, said: 'When they found out we were prostitutes they tossed us out like cockroaches - it's discrimination.