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(Chaunt"er*ie) n. See Chantry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Cha"us) n. (Zoöl.) a lynxlike animal of Asia and Africa
(||Chausses) n. pl. [F.] The garment for the legs and feet and for the body below the waist,
worn in Europe throughout the Middle Ages; applied also to the armor for the same parts, when fixible,
as of chain mail.
(||Chaus`sure") n. [F.] A foot covering of any kind.
(Chau"vin*ism) n. [F. chauvinisme, from Chauvin, a character represented as making
grotesque and threatening displays of his attachment to his fallen chief, Napoleon I., in 1815.] Blind
and absurd devotion to a fallen leader or an obsolete cause; hence, absurdly vainglorious or exaggerated
Chau"vin*ist, n. Chau`vin*is"tic a.
To have a generous belief in the greatness of one's country is not chauvinism. It is the character of the
latter quality to be wildly extravagant, to be fretful and childish and silly, to resent a doubt as an insult,
and to offend by its very frankness. Prof. H. Tuttle.
(Chav"en*der) n. [Cf. Cheven.] (Zoöl.) The chub. Walton.
(Chaw) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chawed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chawing.] [See Chew.]
1. To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.
The trampling steed, with gold and purple trapped,
Chawing the foamy bit, there fiercely stood.
2. To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over. Dryden.
A word formerly in good use, but now regarded as vulgar.
(Chaw), n. [See Chaw, v. t.]
1. As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid. [Law]
2. [Cf. Jaw.] The jaw. [Obs.] Spenser.
Chaw bacon, a rustic; a bumpkin; a lout. (Law) Chaw tooth, a grinder. (Law)
(Chaw"dron) n. [OF. chaudun, caudun, caldun; cf. G. kaldaunen guts, bowels, LL. calduna
intestine, W. coluddyn gut, dim. of coludd bowels.] Entrails. [Obs.] [Written also chaudron, chauldron.]
(Chay" root`) [Tamil shaya.] The root of the Oldenlandia umbellata, native in India, which
yieds a durable red dyestuff. [Written also choy root.]
(Cha*zy" ep"och) (Geol.) An epoch at the close of the Canadian period of the American
Lower Silurian system; so named from a township in Clinton Co., New York. See the Diagram under
(Cheap) n. [AS. ceáp bargain, sale, price; akin to D. koop purchase, G. kauf, Icel. kaup bargain.
Cf. Cheapen, Chapman, Chaffer, Cope, v. i.] A bargain; a purchase; cheapness. [Obs.]
The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's