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Chanʹticleer

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The cock, in the tale of Reynard the Fox, and in Chaucer’s Nonne Prestes Tale. The word means “shrill-singer.” (French chanter-clair, to sing clairment, i.e. distinctly.)

“My lungs began to crow like chanticleer.”


Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Chancellor of England (The)
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Chanticleer
Chaonian Bird (The)
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Chap-book (A)
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Chapel
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