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the. a densely populated part of E London containing former industrial and dock areas
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the eastern, industrial section of London adjacent to the port.
The principal industries of the East End are machinery, clothing, furniture, and food. The district is conspicuous for its high level of population congestion.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
The end of a church where the principal altar is placed; so called because medieval churches almost invariably had their sanctuaries at the east end and the main doors at the west end.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.