Chair-days to Chancellor of England
Chair-days Old age.
I had long supposed that chair-days, the beautiful name for those days of old age ... was of Shakespeare's own invention ... but this is a mistake ... the word is current in Lancashire still.- Trench: English Past and Present, v.
In thy reverence and thy chair-days, thusChair of St. Peter (The). The office of the Pope of Rome, said to be founded by St. Peter, the apostle; but St. Peter's Chair means the Catholic festival held in commemoration of the two episcopates founded by the apostle, one at Rome, and the other at Antioch (January 18th and February 22nd).
Chalcedony [kalcedony]. A precious stone, consisting of half - transparent quartz: so called from Chalcedon,
in Asia Minor, where it was first found. Its chief varieties are agate, carnelian, cat's-eye, chrysoprase,
flint, hornstone, onyx, plasma, and sard.
Chaldee's (Kal-dees). The Land of the Chaldees. Babylonia.
Chalk and Cheese I know the difference between chalk and cheese. Between what is worthless and
what is valuable, between a counterfeit and a real article. Of course, the resemblance of chalk to cheese
has something to do with the saying, and the alliteration helps to popularise it.
This Scotch scarecrow was no more to be compared to him than chalk was to cheese- Sir W. Scott: Woodstock, xxiv.I cannot make chalk of one and cheese of the other. I must treat both alike; I must show no favouritism.
They are no more like than chalk is like cheese. There may be a slight apparent resemblance, but there is no real likeness.
The prisoner has cut his stick, and walked his chalk, and is off to London.- C. Kingsley.Challenge to the Array (A
Challenge to the Polls (A). An objection or protest to certain persons selected for a jury. If a man is not qualified to serve, or if he is supposed to be biassed, he may be challenged. In capital cases a prisoner may challenge persons without assigning any reason, and in cases of treason as many as thirty- five. (22 Henry VIII., c. 14; 7, 8 George IV., c. 28, s. 3.)
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