CHELSEA. A village near London, famous for the military
hospital. To get Chelsea; to obtain the benefit of that
hospital. Dead Chelsea, by G-d! an exclamation uttered by
a grenadier at Fontenoy, on having his leg carried away by
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Chelsea (96), a western suburb of London, on the N. of the Thames;
famous for its hospital for old and disabled soldiers, and the place of
residence of sundry literary celebrities, among others Sir Thomas More,
Swift, Steele, and Carlyle.
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