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List of Words and Phrases
 
chapel, 131, 169
chapapparal, 39
chapter, 130
char, n., 67, 168
charge it, vp., 118
Charley-horse, 128
charwoman, 67, 168
chase, n., 57
chase one’s self, vp., 384
chaser, 100
chauf, 185
chautauqua, 132, 166
chautauquan, 166
château, 218
check, 123, 223, 247
cheap, 144
checkered, 241
checkers, 113
cheer, n., 316
chef d’oeuvre, 320
chemist, 114, 232, 245
chemist’s shop, 114
cheque, 123, 223, 237, 240
chequered, 240
chest, 217, 316
chest of drawers, 113
chevalier, 232
chew the rag, vp., 384
chianti, 199
chick, suf., 407
chicken, 119, 364
chicken-yard, 113
chiclet, 195
chicory, 119
chief-clerk, 113
chief constable, 113, 121
chief lithographer, 145
chief of police, 113, 121
chief of the ushers, 145
chief-reporter, 113
children, 318
chimbley, 318
chimist, 232
chimney-piece, 115
chimny, 246
china-hospital, 194
chinch, 67
Chinee, 308
chink, v., 32, 92
chink, n., 333
chinkapin, 51
chin-music, 191
chipeco, 196
chip in, vp., 128, 384
chipmunk, 51
chipped-beef, 95
chist, 316
chistu, 409
chit, 203
chlorid, 245, 225
chlorine, 218
chocolate, 216
chomp, v., 317
choo-choo, 119
choose, 272
chore, 68, 122, 168, 414
chortle, 186
chose, 272
chow, 203, 370
chowder, 53
Christ, 154
Christer, 155
chromo, 184
chunky, 61
church, 131
churchman, 131
chute, 39
cider, 223, 225
cigaret, 225, 245
cinch, n., 15
cinema, 15, 35, 115
cipher, 237
circuit-rider, 131
circus, 358
citified, 91
City Hall, 359
citizenize, 91, 191
citizen’s-clothes, 122
cits, 122
City, 123, 164
City, editor, 123
city-editor, 113
City men, 123
city-ordinance, 113
civil-servant, 122
claim-jumper, 95
clam-bake, 126
clam-chowder, 126
clamor, 221
clamorous, 227
clamour, 221, 227
clang, v., 272
clangor, 221
clangorous, 227
clangour, 221, 227
clapboard, 39, 50
Clarke, 214
clas, 245
class, 120
class-day, 121
classy, 32, 194, 309
claw-hammer, 95
cleanlily, 307
cleanly, 307
clean-up, 15
clearing, n., 56
clear the track, vp., 97
clerk, n., 26, 63, 144, 219; clerk, v., 60
clever, 39, 41, 68, 81
climb, 272
climbed, 276
cling-stone, 56
cling, 272
clipping, n., 113, 125
clock-watcher, 191
clodhopper, 67
clomb, 279
clorid, 245
closed-season, 113
closed-shop, 137
close-season, 113
closet, 155
closure, 226, 224
cloture, 226, 224
cloudburst, 95, 125
clout the sphere, vp., 367
club, 404
club-car, 97
clue, 241
clum, 272, 279, 278
clung, 272
c’meer, 212
clysmic, 195
coal, n., 113
coal-oil, 113
coal-operator, 164
coal-owner, 164
coals, 113
coast, v., 92
coat-and-skirt, 118
coatee, 91
cocain, 233, 245
cocaine, 233
cock, 26, 115
cocktail, 26, 99, 405
C. O. D., 188
codfish, a., 32, 94
co-ed, 184, 188
co-education, 163
coffee, 216
coffin, 147
coffin-nail, 191
cohanize, 191
coiner, 114
coke, 184
coke-fiend, 194
cold-deck, 128
cold-feet, 166
cold-slaw, 54, 251
cold-snap, 41, 57, 95, 125
cole-slaw, 251
collar-button, 114
collateral, 96
colleen, 105
college, 144
collide, 92, 162
collide head-on, vp., 97
colonel, 138
color, 26, 221, 246
Colorado, 217
colorific, 227
colour, 221, 227
colour-blind, 224
colourable, 227, 225
coloured, 227, 224
colourist, 224
colourless, 224
colour-line, 225
colour-sergeant, 225
column-ad, 185
combe, 57
come, 272, 285
come across, vp., 175, 364
comed, 276
come-down, 95, 175, 193
come-on, 159, 366
come out at the little end of the horn, vp., 41, 93
comino, 202
command, 70
commencement, 121, 414
commission-agent, 114
commission-merchant, 114
committee, 124
common, n., 57
common-loafer, 103
communicable disease, 151, 152
commutador, 405
commutation-ticket, 114
commute, 97, 185, 191
commuter, 405
company, 124, 219
compass, 219
compensable, 194
complected, 61, 318
compromit, v., 36, 60
con, n., 184; con, v., 185
conant, 203
concertize, 91
conch, 362
conciet, 246
condensery, 187
condit, 246
conduct, v., 40
conductor, 26, 114, 138
conductorette, 187
confab, 185
confessional-address, 130
confirmand, 130
conflagrative, 60
congoleum, 196
congressional, 39, 61
connection, 224, 225
connexion, 224, 237, 240
conniption, 95

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