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A district of western London, England, on the north bank of the Thames River, popular since the 18th century with writers and artists.


(Placename) a residential district of SW London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: site of the Chelsea Royal Hospital for old and invalid soldiers (Chelsea Pensioners)


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a former borough in Greater London, England: now part of Kensington and Chelsea.
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Pip," said Wemmick, "I should like just to run over with you on my fingers, if you please, the names of the various bridges up as high as Chelsea Reach.
From their original inch or so of private handwriting they have spread and spread out across the world, and now whole generations of men find intellectual accommodation within them,--drinking fountains and other public institutions are erected upon them; yea, Carlyle has become a Chelsea swimming-bath, and "Highland Mary" is sold for whiskey, while Mr.
When dinner was almost done, the nurse came in with a child of a year old in her arms, who immediately spied me, and began a squall that you might have heard from London-Bridge to Chelsea, after the usual oratory of infants, to get me for a plaything.
The room was a typical Chelsea studio, scantily furnished and lacking a carpet.
Bayham Badger, who had a good practice at Chelsea and attended a large public institution besides.
Chelsea and Bloomsbury have taken the place of Hampstead, Notting Hill Gate, and High Street, Kensington.
She had the fine black eyes, languid but passionate, the thin face, ascetic but sensual, the skin like old ivory, which under the influence of Burne-Jones were cultivated at that time by young ladies in Chelsea.
Her drawing-room, in a flat on Chelsea embankment, has three windows looking on the river; and the ceiling is not so lofty as it would be in an older house of the same pretension.
The grim poetic sage of Chelsea, however, had never seen what he describes: not so Mr.
They asked him to come to see them in Chelsea, and they spoke very tenderly of Hilda.
When his children married they did not leave home, but came with their husbands and wives to live at Chelsea in the beautiful home More had built there.
Cadogan Place is the one slight bond that joins two great extremes; it is the connecting link between the aristocratic pavements of Belgrave Square, and the barbarism of Chelsea.