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Sloane Square

neighborhood near Chelsea in London, named for Sir Hans Sloane who purchased the manor of Chelsea in 1712 and whose collections contributed to the British Museum. Previous to development the place was known as Great Bloody Field ["Oxford Dictionary of London Place Names"]. Sloane Ranger attested from 1975, with a play on Lone Ranger.

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  • The lights of Victoria saw him too, and sloane square, and the railings of the park.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Snow was falling in sloane square, quarreling with rain as it fell.

    The Blower of Bubbles Arthur Beverley Baxter
  • He had mislaid me once or twice, but in sloane square he lost me entirely.

  • But she had quickly replied that she knew of a small restaurant close to sloane square Station where the food was very good.

    December Love Robert Hichens
  • Good heavens, at this rate they would be at sloane square in five minutes, and he might just as well never have called on her.

    Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
  • The pause that followed was really broken by the lights of sloane square station.

    The Shadow of the Rope E. W. Hornung
  • How did he recognise the sloane square Station, for he had had only those two opportunities of glancing out?

  • People were wishing each other a merry Christmas in sloane square, as they struggled along under ungainly parcels.

    The Blower of Bubbles Arthur Beverley Baxter

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