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Menlo Park

[men-loh] /ˈmɛn loʊ/
noun
1.
a city in W California, near San Francisco.
2.
a village in central New Jersey, SE of Plainfield: site of Thomas Edison's laboratory, 1876–87.
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  • But he likes to talk about his inventions and show them to visitors at Menlo Park.

  • I heard of her when she was visiting some friends in Menlo Park last year.

  • She was bitterly disappointed that she could not go to Menlo Park.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • Menlo Park was the same as ever; not so gay as last year, but the same in quality.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • But he found a man to build one for him, and set it up in the shop at Menlo Park.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • The first of Edison's greater inventions in Menlo Park was the 'loud-speaking telephone.'

  • Edison's crowning discovery at Menlo Park was the celebrated 'phonograph,' or talking machine.

  • His laboratory there is a glorified edition of Menlo Park, and realises the inventor's dream.

  • Expert glass-blowers were brought to Menlo Park, the air-pumps were made more perfect, new substances were tried for carbons.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • There could be no harm in the least bit of a walk alone, particularly as her father was in Menlo Park.

    The Californians

    Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

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