(Chow"der), v. t. To make a chowder of.
(||Chow"ry) n. [Hind. chaunri.] A whisk to keep off files, used in the East Indies. Malcom.
(Chow"ter) v. t. [Cf. OE. chowre, and Prov. E. chow, to grumble.] To grumble or mutter like
a froward child. [Obs.] E. Phillips.
(Choy" root`) See Chay root.
(Chre`ma*tis"tics) n. [Gr. 9sc. ) the art of traffic, fr. goods, money, fr. to use.] The
science of wealth; the science, or a branch of the science, of political economy.
(Chre`o*tech"nics) n. [Gr. useful + art.] The science of the useful arts, esp. agriculture,
manufactures, and commerce. [R.]
(Chres`to*math"ic) a. Teaching what is useful. "A chrestomathic school." Southey.
(Chres*tom"a*thy) n. [Gr. useful + to learn.] A selection of passages, with notes, etc.,
to be used in acquiring a language; as, a Hebrew chrestomathy.
(Chrism) n. [OE. crisme, from AS. crisma; also OE. creme, fr. OF. cresme, like the AS. word
fr. LL. chrisma, fr. Gr. fr. to anoint; perh. akin to L. friare, fricare, to rub, Skr. gharsh, E. friable,
friction. Cf. Chrisom.] (Gr. & R. C. Churchs)
1. Olive oil mixed with balm and spices, consecrated by the bishop on Maundy Thursday, and used in
the administration of baptism, confirmation, ordination, etc.
2. The same as Chrisom.
(Chris"mal) a. [LL. chrismalis.] Of or pertaining to or used in chrism.
(Chris*ma"tion) n. [LL. chrismatio.] The act of applying the chrism, or consecrated oil.
Chrismation or cross-signing with ointment, was used in baptism.
(Chris"ma*to*ry) n. [LL. chrismatorium.] A cruet or vessel in which chrism is kept.
(Chris"om) n. [See Chrism.]
1. A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.