Abney Park n.
|Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 1/1: Abney Park (East London). About 1860. An abbreviation of Abney Park cemetery, a burial ground for a large proportion of those who die in the East End of London. Cemetery is a difficult word which the ignorant always avoid. Now used figuratively, e.g., ‘Poor bloke, he’s gone to Abney Park’ – meaning that he is dead.|