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Chelsea (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

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 a cannon-ball.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Cheeser * Chest of Tools

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