Church-goer to Cinter

Church-goer (A). One who regularly attends the parish church.

Church Invisible (The). Those who are known to God alone as His sons and daughters by adoption and grace. (See Church Visible .)

“Oh, may I join the choir invisible.” G. Eliot.
Church Militant The Church on earth means the whole body of believers, who are said to be “waging the war of faith” against “the world, the flesh, and the devil.” It is therefore militant, or in warfare. (See Church Triumphant .)

Church Porch (The) was used in ancient times for settling money transactions, paying dowries, rents, and purchases of estates. Consequently, it was furnished with benches on both sides. Hence, Lord Stourton sent to invite the Hartgills to meet him in the porch of Kilmington church to receive the 2,000 awarded them by the Star Chamber. (Lord de Ros: Tower of London.)

Church Triumphant (The). Those who are dead and gone to their rest. Having fought the fight and triumphed, they belong to the Church triumphant in heaven. (See Church Militant .)

Church Visible (The). All ostensible Christians; all who profess to be Christians; all who have been baptised and admitted into Church Communion. (See Church Invisible .)

Churched Baptized.    To church a woman is to read the appointed service when a woman comes to church to return thanks to God for her “safe deliverance” and restored health.

Churchwarden (A). A long clay pipe, such as churchwardens used to smoke some half a century ago when they met together in the parish tavern, after they had made up their accounts in the vestry, or been elected to office at the Easter meeting.

“Thirty years have enabled these [briar-root pipes] to destroy short clays, ruin meerschaums, and even do much mischief to the venerable church warden.”- Notes and Queries, April 25th, 1885 p. 323.
Churchyard Cough (A). A consumptive cough indicating the near approach of death.

Chuzzlewit (Martin). The hero of Dickens's novel so called. Jonas Chuzzlewit is a type of mean tyranny and sordid greed.

Chyndonax A chief Druid, whose tomb, with a Greek inscription, was discovered near Dijon in 1598.

Ci-devant (French). Former, of times gone by. As Ci-devant governor - i.e. once a governor, but no longer so, Ci-devant philosophers means philosophers of former days.

“The appellation of mistress put her in mind of her ci-devant abigailship.”- Jane Porter: Thaddeus of Warsaw, chap. xxi.
Cicero So called from the Latin, cicer (a wart or vetch). Plutarch says “a flat excrescence on the tip of his nose gave him this name.” His real name was (Tullius) Tully.
   La Bouche de Ciceron. Philippe Pot, prime minister of Louis XI. (1428-1494.)
   The Cicero of France. Jean Baptiste Massillon (1663-1742.)
   The Cicero of Germany. Johann III., elector of Brandenburg. (1455-1499.)
   The Cicero of the British Senate. George Canning (1770-1827.)
   The British Cicero. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham (1708- 1778.)
   The Christian Cicero. Lucius Coelius Lactantius, a Christian father, who died 330.
   The German Cicero. Johann Sturm, printer and scholar. (1507-1589.)

Cicerone (4 syl.). A guide to point out objects of interest to strangers. So called in the same way as Paul was called by the men of Lystra “Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker” (Acts xiv. 12). Cicero was the speaker of speakers at Rome; and certainly, in a party of sight-seers, the guide is “the chief speaker.” It is no compliment to the great orator to call the glib patterer of a show-place a Cicero; but

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