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CHASTE-TREE. n. s. [vitex, Lat.)

person that chastises ; a punisher; a This tree will grow to be eight or ten fcet high, corrector. and produce spikes of flowers at the extremity of Cha'sTITY. n. s. (castitas, Lat.] every strong shoot in autumn. Miller. CHA'STELY. adv. (from chaste.] With

1. Purity of the body.

Who can be bound by any solemn row ont incontinence; purely; without con To force a spotless virgin's chustity? Shakspeare. tamination.

Cbastity is either abstinence or continere: abso You should not pass here; no, thought were tinence is that of virgins or widows ; continence, as virtuous to lie as to live chastely. Sbakspeare. of married persons : chaste marriages are ho Make first a song of joy and love,

nourable and pleasing to God. Tozler. Which chastely fiame in royal eyes.

Wotters,

Ev'n here, where frozen chastity retires, Succession of a long descent,

Love finds an altar for forbidden fires. Pepee Which chastely in the channels ran,

2. Freedoin from obscenity. And from our demi-gods began. Dryden.

There is not chastity enough in language, T. CHA'STEN. v. a. [chastier, Fr. castigo, Without offence to uiter them.

Stakfert

. Lat.) To correct; to punish ; to 3. Freedom from bad mixture of any kind; mortify.

purity of language, opposed to barba. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let risms. not thy soul spare for his crying. Proverbs. I follow thee, safe guide! the path

Cha'sTNESS. 9. s. [from chaste.]Chastity; Thou lead'st me, and to the hand of heav'n sub

purity. mit,

To Char. v. n. (from caqueter, Fr. SkinHowever chast'ning. Milton's Paradise Lost. ner; perhaps froni acbat, purchase or Some feel the rod,

cheapening, on account of the prate na: And own, like us, the father's chasi'ning hand.

Rowe,

turally produced in a bargain; or only, . From our lost pursuit she wills to hide

as it is most likely, contracted from Her close decrees, and chasten human pride.

chatter.) To prate; to talk idly; 10

Prior. prattle ; to cackle ; to chatter; to conTO CHASTI'SE. v. a. (castigo, Lat. an verse at ease. ciently accented on the first syllable,

Thus ebatten the people in their steads, now on the last.)

Ylike as a monster of many heads.

Spenser.

Because that I familiarly sometimes 1. To punish ; to correct by punishment;

Do use you for my fool, and chat with you, to afflict for faults.

Your sauciness will jest upon my love. Sbuksso My brcast I'll burst with straining of my The shepherds on the lawn courage,

Sat simply chatting in a rustick row. But I will chastise this high-minded strumpet. With much good-will the motion was em

Sbakspeare.

brac'd I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the To chat a while on their adventures pass'd. canting chymists thus discovered and cbastised.

Dryden. Boyie. To CHAT. v.a. To talk of. Not in use, Seldom is the world affrighted or chastised with

unless ludicrously. signs or prodigies, earthquakes or inundations, famines or plagues. Grew's Cosmologia Sacra.

All tongues speak of him, and the bleared Like you, commission'd to cbastise and bless,

sights He must avenge the world, and give it peace.

Are spectacled to see him. Your prattling nurse Prior.

Into a rapture lets her baby cry,

While she cbats him. 2. To reduce to order, or obedience; to

Sbakspear. repress; to restrain ; to awe.

CHAT.". 5. (from the verb.] Idle talk; Hie thee hither,

prate ; slight or negligent tattle. That I may pour my spirits in thine car,

Lords that can prate And cbastise, with the valour of my tongue,

As amply and unnecessarily All that impedes thee.

Sbakspeare.

As this Gonzalo; I myself would make
Know, sir, that I

A chough of as deep cbat. Sbakspert Will not wait pinion'd at your master's court,

The time between before the fire they sat, Nor once be chastis'd with the sober eye

And shorten’d the delay by pleasing ebat. Dryd. Of duil Octavia.

Sbakspeare.

The least is good, far greater than the tickling The gay social sense

of his palate with a glass of wine, or the idle By decency chastis'a.

Thomson.
cbat of a soaking club.

Lackie CHASTI'SEMENT. n. s. (chastiment, Fr.)

Snuft, or the fan, supplies each pause of zbat, Correction ; punishment : commonly,

With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that. though not always, used of domestick Chat. n. s. The keys of trees are called or parental punishment.

chats; as, ash chats. Shall I so much dishonour my fair stars, CHATELLANY. n. s.[châtelenie, Fr.] The On equal terms to give him cbastiscment?

district under the dominion of a castle.

Sbakspeare. He held the chastisement of one, which mo

Here are about twenty towns and forts of lested the see of Rome, pleasing to God. Raleigh.

great importance, with their chatelluuies and de For seven years what can a child be guilty of,

pendencies. but lying, or ill-natured tricks, the repeated CHA'TTEL. n. s. (See CATTLE] Any commission of which shall bring him to the moveable possession: a term now scarce ebastisement of the rod.

Locken used but in forms of law. He receives a fit of sickness as the kind chase

Nay, look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, no? tisement and discipline of his heavenly Father, to

fret ; wean his afiections from the world. Bentley. I will be master of what is mine OwD; CHASTI'SER. n. s. [from chastise.] The She is my goods, my chattels. Shehiper

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Honour's a lease for lives to come,

2. Of small value ; easy to be had ; not and cannot be extended from

respected. The legal tenant ; 't is a chattel

The goodness, that is cheap in beauty, makes Not to be forfeited in battle. Hudibras,

beauty brief in gooiness. Sbakspeare, TO CHATTER. v. 1. [caqueter, Fr.]

Had I so lavish of my presents been, 1. To make a noise as a pie, or other un So common hackney'd in the eyes of inen, harmonious bird.

So stale and cheap to vulgar conpany. Shaksp. Nightingales seldom sing, the pie spill cbatter He that is too much in any thing, so that he ctb.

Sidney. giveth another occasion of society, maketh hixaSo doth the cuckow, when the insvis sings,

self cheap.

Bacon Begin his witless note apace to chatter. Spenser. May your sick fame still languish till it die,

There was a crow sat chatlering upon the back And you grow cheap in ev'ry subject's eys. of a sheep: Well, sirrah, says the sheep, you

Dryden. durst not have done this to a dog. L'Estrange.

The titles of distinction, which belong to us, Your birds of knowledge, that iu dusky air

are turned into terms of derision; and every way Cbatter futurity:

Dryden. is taken, by profane men, iowards rendering us 2. To make a noise by collision of the teeth.

cheap and contemptible.

Atterbury. Scood Theodore surpris d in deadly fright,

CHEAP. n. s. (cheaping is an old word for With chatt'ring teeth, and bristling hair upright. market; whence Eastcheap, Cheapside.

Dryden. Market; purchase; bargain ; as, good
Dip but your toes into cold water,

cheap; a bon marche, Fr.
Their correspondent teeth will chatter. Prior,
3. To talk idly or carelesly:

The same wine which we pay so dear for now-
Suffer no hour to pass away in a lazy idleness,

a-days, in that good world was very good cheat.

Sidney an impertinent cattering, or useless trities.

Watti' Logick.

It is many a man's case to tire himself out with CHA'TTER. 11. s. [from the verb.)

hunting after that abroad, which he carries about

him all the while, and may have it better cheap 1. Noise like that of a pie or monkey.

at home.

L'Estrangers The mimick ape began his cbatter,

Some few insulting cowards, who love to vaHow evil congues his life bespatter. Swift.

pour good cheap, may trample on those who

give 2. Idle prate.

least resistance.

Decay of Pietg. CHA’TTERER. 1. s. [from chatter.] An To CHE'Aren: v. a. [ceapan, Sax. to

idle talker; a prattler. CHA'TWOOD.nis. Little sticks; fuel.

buy.] CH A'VENDER. 1. si [chevesne, Fr.] A

1. To attempt to purchase; to bid for

any thing; to ask the price of any com. fish ; the chub.

modity: These are a choice bait for the chub, or cha

Rich she shall be, that's certain; wise, or 1 TL vender, or indeed any great fish. W'elton's Angler. CHAUMONTE'LLĒ. n. s. [French.] A

none; virtuous, or I 'll never cheapen her. Sbak.

The first he cheapened was a Jupiter, whicha sort of pear.

would have come at a very easy rate. L'Estrange TO CHAW. v. a. (kawen, Germ.] To She slipt sometimes to Mrs. Thody's, champ between the teeth; to masticate; To cheapen tea.

Prior. to chew.

To shops in crowds the daggled females fly, I home returning, fraught with foul despight,

Pretend to cheapen'goods, but nothing buy.

Swif.
And cbawing vengeance all the way I wvent.
Spenser's Fairy Queen.

2. To lessen in value.
They come to us, but us love drairs;

My hopes pursue a brighter diadem,
He swallows us, and never chans;

Can any brighter than the Roman be?
He is the tyrant pike, and we the fry. Donne.

I find my profiler'd love las cbeapen'd me.
Whether he found any use of chawing little

Dryden. sponges, dipt in oil, in his mouth, when he was CHE'aply. adv. (from cheap.] At a small perfectly under water, and at a distance from price ; at a low rate.

Doyle.

By these I see
The man who laught but once to see an ass So great a day as this is cheaply bought. Sbaksplan
• Mumbling to make the cross-grain'd thistles pass, Blood, rapines, massacres, vere cbesply bought,
Might laugh again, to see a jury cbaw

So mighty recompence your beauty brought.
The prickles of unpalatable law. Dryden.

Drydetta Chaw. n. š. (from the verb.] The chap; CHE'APNESS. n. s. [from cheap.] Lowthe

upper or under part of a beast's ness of price. mouth,

Ancient statutes incite merchant-strangers to I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy bring in commodities; having for end cheapness.

Baconia obaws, and will bring thee forth and all thine army.

Ezekiel. The discredit which is grown iipon Ireland, las Cha'WDRON. n. s. Entrails.

been the great discouragement to other nations Add thereto a tyger's chaudron,

to transplant themselves hither, and prevailed For the ingredients of our cauldron. Shakspeare.

farther than all the invitations which the cheape

ness and plenty of the country has made them. CHEAP. adj. [czapan, Sax. koopen, Dut.

Tempk. to buy.)

CHEAR. See CHEER. 1. To be had at a low rate; purchased for TO CHEAT. v. a. (of uncertain derivaa small price.

tion; probably from acheter, Fr. ta purWhere there are a great many sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap.

chase, alluding to the tricks used in On the other side, raise up a great many buyers

making bargains. See the noun.] for a few sellers, and the same thing will imme

1. To defraud; to impose upon; to trick. diately turn dear.

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Acids mixed with them precipitate a tophes

ceous chalky matter, but not a cberry subyahe

5. Perhaps temper of mind in general; for 2. Freedom from gloominess. we read of heavy cheer.

I marvelled to see her receive my command Then were they all of good cheer, and they ments with sighs, and yet do them with cheerfa. also took some meat. Acts.

Sigen. T. CHEER. V. a. [from the noun.] CHEERLESS. adj. [from cbeer.] With1. To incite; to encourage ; to inspirit. out gayety, comfort, or gladness. He complained that he was betrayed; yet,

For since mine eye your joyous sight did mis, for all that, was nothing discouraged, but cbeered My cheerful day is turn'd to cbeerless night

. up the footmen. Knolles.

Fairy Qa. 'He cbeer'd the dogs to follow her who fled, On a bank, beside a willow, And vow'd revenge on her devoted head. Dryd.

Heav'n her cov'ring, earth her pillow, 2. To comfort; to console.

Sad Amynta sigh'd alone, I died, ere I could lend thee aid;

From the cbeerless dawn of morning But cheer thy heart, and be thou not dismay'd.

Till the dews of night returning. Dricts

Sbakspeare. CHE'ERLY. adj. (from cheer.] Displeas'd at what, not suffering, they had seen, 1. Gay ; cheerful. They went to cheer the faction of the green., They are useful to mankind, in affording them Dryden. convenient situations of houses and villages

, to s. To gladden.

flecting the benign and cherishing sunbeams, ai Hark! a glad voice the lonely desert cheers: so rendering their habitations both more coPrepare the way; a god, a god appears! Pope. · fortable and more cheerly in winter.

The sacred sun, above the waters rais'd, 2. Not gloomy; not dejected. Thro' heaven's eternal brazen portals blaz'd, CHE'ERLY. adv. [from cheer.] CheciAnd wide o'er earth diffus'd his cheering ray.

fully.

Pope. SO CHEER. v. n. To grow gay or glad

Under heavy arms the youth of Rome

Their long laborious marches overcome; some.

Cbeerly their tedious travels undergo. Drita At sight of thee my gloomy soul cheers up; In God's name, ebeerly on, courageous friends

, My hopes revive, and gladness dawns within me. To reap the harvest of perpetual peace,

A. Pbilips. By this one bloody trial of sharp war. Sbakit. CHE'ERER, n. s. [from To cheer.] Glad Oft listening how the hounds and horn ner; giver of gayety.

Cheerly rouse the slumb'ring morn. To thee alone be praise,

CHE'ER Y.adj. [from cheer.) Gay; sprighiFrom whom our joy descends,

ly; having the power to make gay: : Thou cbeerer of our days.

W ot ton. ludicrous word. Angling was, after tedious study, a rest to his

Come, let us lie, and quaff a cheery bowl; mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diverter of sadDess, a calmer of unquiet thoughts. Walton.

Let cyder new wash sorrow

from thy soul Gat. Saffron is the safest and most simple cordial, the

CHEESE. n. s. (caseus, Lat. cýse, Sax greatest reviver of the heart, and cheerer of the

A kind of food made by pressing the spirits.

Temple. curd of coagulated milk, and suffering Prime cbeerer, light,

the mass to dry. 'Of all material beings first and best. Thomson. I will rather trust a Fleming with my butter

, CHE'ERFUL. adj. [from cheer and full.]

the Welshman with my cbeese, than my way I. Gay; full of life ; full of mirth,

with herself. The cheerful birds of sundry kind

CHE’ESECAKE. n. s. [from cheese and Do chaunt sweet musick to delight his mind. cake.] A cake made of soft curds, su

Fairy Queen. gar, and butter. 2. Having an appearance of gayety.

Effeminate he sat, and quiet; A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; Strange product of a cbeesecake diet. but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Where many a man, at variance with his wife

Proverbs. With soft'ning

mead and cheesecake ends the series CHE'ERPULLY. add. [from cheerful.]

Without dejection ; with willingness; Ch£'ESEMONGER. n. s. [from cheese and with gayety.

monger.) One who deals in cheex. Pluck up thy spirits, look cheerfully upon me.

A true owl of London,
Sbakspeare.

That gives out he's undone,
To their known Stations cheerfully they

go.

Being a cbeesemonger,
Dryden.
By trusting.

Ben Yвалж: Doctrine is that which must prepare men for

CHE’ESEPRESS. n. s. [from ebeese and discipline; and men never go on so cheerfully, as press.] The press in which the curdi whea they see where they go.

South. are pressed.
May the man,

The cleanly cheesepress she could never there That cheerfully recounts the female's praise,

Her aukward fist did ne'er employ the chura, Find equal love, and love's untainted sweets Enjoy with honour.

Philips.

CHE’ESEVAT. n. s. [from checse and war. CHEERFULNESS. n. s. [from cheerful.]

The wooden case in which the cards 1. Freedom from dejection ; alacrity:

are confined when they are pressed into Barbarossa, using this exceeding cheerfulness · and forwardness of his soldiers, weighed up the

cheese. "fourteen gallies he had súnk.

Knolles.

His sense occasions the careless rustic rojudeen With what resolution and cheerfulness, with

the sụn no bigger than a cheesevat. what courage and patience, did vast numbers of CHE'Esy. adj. [from cheese.] Having the all sorts of people, in the first ages of christia nature or form of cheese. nity, encounter all the rage and malice of the world, and ermbrace torments and death!

Tillotsen.

Sbakspart

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CHE'L y. n. s. [chela, Lat.] The claw of a A little spark of life, which, in its first shellfish.

pearance, might be inclosed in the hollow of a

Hale. It happeneth often, I confess, that a lobster cherry sione. hath the chely, or great claw, of one side longer CHE'RRI. adj. (from the substantive.] than the other,

Brown. Resembling a cherry in colour. CHE'MISTRY. See CHYMISTRY.

Shore's wife hath a pretty foot, CHE'QUER. See CHECKER.

A cherry lip, a passing pleasing tongue. Sbaksp. 7. CHERISH. v.a. [cherir, Fr.] To

CHERRY BAY. Sec LAURE support and forward with encourage

CHE'R RYCHEEKE!, adj. (from cherry ment, help, and protection; to shelter ;

and cheek.] Having ruddy chcelis.

I warrant them cherrycheck'd country girls. to nurse up.

Congreve. Whenever Buckingham doth turn his hate Upon your grace, and not with duteous love

CHE'R RYPIT. [from cherry and pit.)

A Doth cberish you and yours, God punish me

.child's play, in which they throw cherry With hate in those where I expect most love. stones into a small hole.

Sbakspeare. What, man! 't is not for gravity to play at I would, I were thy bird.

cherrypit.

Sbakspeare. -Sweet, so would I ;

CHEKSONE'SF, n. s. (xipoorntos.] A peBat I should kill thee with too much cherisbing. ninsula; a tract of land almost sur

Sbakspeare. What doth cherish weeds but gentle air ?

rounded by the sea, but joined to the Sbakspeare.

continent by a narrow neck or isthmus. Magistrates have always thought themselves CHERT. 1. 5. (from quartz, Germ.] A concerned to cherish religion, and to maintain in kind of fint. the minds of men the belief of a God and an Flint is most commonly found in form of noother life.

Tillo!son. dules; but 't is sometimes found in thin strata, But old god Saturn, which doth all devour, when 't is called chert.

Woodeward. Doth cherist her, and still augments her might. CHE’RUB. n. š. (27plur. 27.) It

Davies. He that knbwingly commits an ill, has the

is sometimes written in the plural, imupbraidings of his own conscience; those who properly, cheruvims.] A celestial spia act by errour, have its cherishings and encou rit, which, in the hierarchy, is placed ragements to animate them.

Decay of Piety. next in order to the scraphim. All the CHE'RISHER. n. s. [from cherish.] An several descriptions which the Scripture encourager; a supporter.

gives us of cherubim differ from one One of their greatest praises it is to be the

another; as they are described in the maintainers and cherishers of a regular devotion, a reverend worship, a true and decent piety.

shapes of men, eagles, oxen, lions, and Spratt.

in a composition of all these figures put CHE'RISHMENT. n. s. [from cherish.) En together. The hieroglyphical represencouragement; support; comfort. Ob

tations in the embroidery upon the cursolete.

tains of the tabernacle, were called by The one lives her age's ornament,

Moses, Exodus xxvi. I. cherubim of cunThat with rich bounty, and dear cherishment, ning work.

Caimet. Supports the praise of noble poesie. Spenser. The root o'th' chamber CHERRY. nos. (cerise, Fr. cerasus,

With gold cberubims is fretted. Sbakspeare CHE'RRY-TREE.) Lat.]

Heav'n's cherubim, hors'd The species are, i. The common red or gar

Upon the sightless coursers of the air, den cherry. 2. Large Spanish cherry. 3. The

Shall blow the horrid deed in ev'ry eye,

That tears shall drown the wind. red heart cherry. 4. The white heart cherry.

Biszkspeare. 5. The bleeding heart cherry.

6. The black
Some oberub finishes what you begun,

Prior. heart cherry. 7. The May cherry; 8. The

And to a miracle improves a tune. black cherry, or mazard. 9. The archduke cher. CHERU’BICK. adj. (from cherub] Anry. 10. The yellow Spanish cherry. 11. The Flanders cluster cherry.

gelick; relating to the cherubim. 12. The carnation

Thy words cherry. 13. The large black cherry. 14. The

Attentive, and with more delighted ear, bird cherry. 15. The red bird or Cornish cher

Diviye instructor! I have heard, than when ry. 16. The largest, double flowered cherry.

Cherubick songs by night froin neighb’ring hills 17. The double flowered cherry. 18. The com

Aerial musick send. Milton's Par. Lost. mon wild cherry. 19. The wild northern English

And on the east side of the garden place cherry, with late ripe fruit. 20. The shock or

Cherubick watch.

lion's Par. Lost. perfumed cherry. 21. The cherry tree with striped leaves. And many other sorts of cher.

CHERUBIN. adj. [from cherub.] Angeries; as the amber cherry, lukeward, corone, lical. Gascoigne, and the morello, which is chiefly

This fell whore of thine planted for preserving. This fruit was brought Hath in her more destruction than thy sword, out of Pontus at the time of the Mithridatic For all her cherubin look.

Sbakspeare. victory by Lucullus, in the year of Rome 680; CHE'R VIL. n. s. (charophyllum, Lat. An and was brought into Britain about 120 years af umbelliferous plant.

Miller. terwards, which was Ann. Dom. 55; and was soon after spread through most parts of Europe. Miller.To CHE'R UP. v. n. (from cheer; perhaps Some ask but a pin, a nut, a cherry, stone;

from cheer up, corrupied to cheruj] But she, more covetous, would have a chain. To chirp; to use a cheerful voice.

Shakspeare.

The birds July I would have drawn in a jackct of light Frame to thy song their cheerful cberuping; yellow, eating cherries, with his face and bosom Or bold their peace for shame of thy sweet lays. sun-burnt. Pearban.

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CHE'S LIP. n. s. A small vermin, that lies vering. This free was formerly in under stones or tiles.

Skinner. greater plenty, as may be proved by CHESS. n. s. [echecs, Fr.] A nice and the old buildings in London, which

abstruse game, in which two sets of men were, for the most part, of this timber ; are moved in opposition to each other. which is equal in value to the best oak, This game the Persian magi did invent, The force of Eastern wisdom to express;

and, for many purposes, far exceeds it, From thence to busy Europeans sent,

particularly for making vessels for liAnd styi'd by modern Lombards peusive chess. quors; it having a property, when once

Denbam. thoroughly seasoned, to maintain its So have I seen a king in chess

bulk constantly, and is not subject to (His rooks and ķnights withdrawn,

shrink or swell, like other timber. His queen and bishops in distress)

Miller
Snitting about, grow less and less,
With here and there a pawn.

Dryden.
2. The fruit of the chestnut tree.

A woman's tongue, CHE'SS-APPLE. 11. s. A species of wild That gives not half so great a blow to th' ear service.

As will a chestnut in a farmer's fire. Sbakspeare. C!IE'SS-BOARD. n. s. [from chess and October has a basket of services, medlars, and

board.] The board or table on which chestnuts, and fruits that ripen at the latter time. the game of chess is played.

Peacbam on Druwing: And cards are deali

, and cies-boards brought, 3. The name of a brown colour. To ease the pain of coward thought. Prior.

His hair is of a good colour. CHESS-MAN. n. s. [from chess and man.]

An excellent colour: your chestnut was ever the only colour.

Sbakspeare A puppet for chess. A company of cbess-men standing on the same

Merab's long hair was glessy cbestnut brown. squares of the chess-board where we left them, Che'ston. N. s. A species of plum.

Cowles. we say they are all in the same place, or unmoved.

Locke. CHEVALIER. n. s. [cbevalier, Fr.) A CHE'SS-PLAYER. n. s. [from chess and knight; a gallant strong man. player.] A gamester at chess,

Renowned 'Talbot doth expect my aid; Thus, like a skilful cbess-player, he draws out And I am lowted by a traitor villain, his men, and makes his pawns of use to his And cannot help the noble cbevalier. Shakse. greater persons.

Dryden. CHEVAUX de Frise. 11. s. (Fr. The sinCHE'SSOM. n. s. Mellow earth.

gular Cheval de Frise is seldom used.) The tender cbessom and mellow earth is the

The Friesland horse; which is a piece of best, being mere mould, between the two extremes of day and sand; especially if it be not

timber, larger or smaller, and traversed loomy and binding. Bacon's Nat. Hist. with wooden spikes, pointed with iron, CHEST. 1. s. (cyrz, Sax. cista, Lat.]

five or six feet long; used in defend1. A box of wood, or other materials, in ing a passage, stopping a breach, or which things are laid up.

making a retrenchment to stop the caHe will seek there,on my word; neither press,

valry. It also called a turnpike, or Chest, trunk, well, vault, but he hath an abstract tourniquet.

Cbambers. for the remembrance of such places. · Shaksp. Che'ven. n. s. [chevesne, Fr.] A river

But more have been by avarice opprest, And heaps of money crowded in the chest.

fish, the same with chub. Dryden. CHE'VERIL. n. s.

[cheverau, Fr.] A 2. A CHEST of Drawers. A case with kid; kidleather. Obsolete. moveable buxes or drawers.

A sentence is but a cheveril glove to a good 3. The trunk of the body, or cavity from wit: how quickly the wrong side may be turned the shoulders to the belly.

outward.

Soalsport Such as have round faces, or broad chests, or

Which gifts the capacity shoulders, have seldom or never long necks.

Of your soft cheveril conscience would receive, Brown.

If you might please to stretch it. He describes another by the largeness of his

Ó, here's a wit of cheveril, that stretches chest, and breadth of his shoulders. Pope.

from an inch narrow to an ell broad. Stut TO CHEST. v.a. (from the noun.] To CHEVISANCE. n. s. [cbevisance, Fr.] Eareposite in a chest; to hoard.

terprise ; achievement. Not in usc. CHEST-FOUNDERING. 1. s. A disease

Fortune, che foe of famous cbevisanti, in horses. It comes near to a pleurisy, CHEVRON. n. s. [French.] One of the

Seldom, said Guyon, yields to virtue aid. Speri. or peripneumony, in a human body.

Farrier's Dict.

honourable ordinaries in heralury. It CHE'sted. adj. [from chest.] Having represents two rafters of a house, set up a chest; as, broad-chested, narrow

as they ought to stand. chested,

To CHEW. v.a. [ceopyan, Sax. kakut, CHESTER. See CASTOR.

Dutch. It is very frequently pronouncCHE'STNUT. no s. (chastaigne, Fr. ed chaw, and perhaps properly.] CHE'STNUT-TREE. s castanea, Lat.) 1. To grind with the teeth ; to masticate. 1. The tree hath katkins, which are placed If little faults proceeding on distemper,

at remote distances from the fruit, on Shall not be wink'd at; how shall we stretch our the same tree. The outer coat of the

eye,

When capital crimes, cbew'd, swallow'd, and & fruit is very rough, and has two or

gested, three nuts included in each husk or co Appear before us?

Shaktare

Sbaiskari

Harris.

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