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Cock Lane

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Cock Lane rate
(Noun) I believe you'll find this was in Smithfield, like Southwark also a centre of prostitution in medieval London
Cock Lane rate
(Adult / Slang)
1. In 14 th century England, London prostitutes were forced to live within Cock Lane, part of the Bishop of Winchester's lands. He benefitted from the rents and they were commonly known as Winchester Geese.

2. Or: cock lane , an 18-19 th century British topographical metaphor for the vulva and vagina. See vagina for synonyms.
See also: geography.



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