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Adelphi (proper noun)
The name of a group of buildings in London between the Strand and the Thames and laid out by the four brothers, James, John, Robert, and William Adam and hence called Adelphi: Adelphi is also the name of the theater in the vicinity of these buildings in London at which a certain type of melodrama was prevalent c. 1882 -1900.
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