from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An association of underwriters and others in London, for the collection and diffusion of marine intelligence, the insurance, classification, registration, and certifying of vessels, and the transaction of business of various kinds connected with shipping.
  • n. A part of the Royal Exchange, in London, appropriated to the use of underwriters and insurance brokers; -- called also Lloyd's Rooms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name (which has become in some degree generic) of an association in London, consisting of members and subscribers, for the transaction of marine insurance for all parts of the world through individual underwriters, and the promotion of shipping interests in general.


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  • Maybe I should call Lloyd's of London and have this thing insured, and when I die, either donate my skull to the Smithsonian or have one of my friends sell it on eBay for no less than $2.5 million dollars.


  • Perhaps the whistle blowers should have been calling Lloyd's, humm?

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  • His father had fallen into that black hole of financial despair called Lloyd's and, seeing no respite, had blasted his cares away with both barrels of a shotgun.

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  • The young man's name was Ned Roberts, generally called Lloyd's

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

  • "Insurance is now prerequisite for touring," Taylor stressed, indicating that most of the business will make its way to Lloyd's, which is the acknowledged center for underwriting cancellation and non-appearance insurance for the music business.

    News @U2

  • "That is not to say that anybody stepping into a new role will bat 1,000," said Sanford, calling Lloyd's agreement with the gaming operator "a mistake."

    Island Packet: Home

  • SOCIETY REVIEW continued WWW. LLOYDS.COM/2006RESULTS Insurance: This risk category represents the most significant risks facing Lloyd's, which is directly reflected in the level of resource and activity dedicated to controlling insurance risk.

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  • The English company, known the world over as "Lloyd's," is ready to insure an ocean liner, or to guarantee that the next child born into your family will be a boy or a girl; it will even insure that there will or will not be twins, and that, if twins, they will be boys or girls, or one of each.

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  • The work is in the hands of his eldest son, -- his successor in the editorship of "Lloyd's," -- and will be done with pious carefulness.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • There were very few foreign 'Lloyd's' then, and no colonial; so it was a serious matter when the {78} English Lloyd's looked askance at anything not built of oak.

    All Afloat A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways


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