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Chapter of Accidents (A)

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Unforeseen events. To trust to the chapter of accidents is to trust that something unforeseen may turn up in your favour. The Roman laws were divided into books, and each book into chapters. The chapter of accidents is that under the head of accidents, and metaphorically, the sequence of unforeseen events.

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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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Chap-book (A)
Chapeau or Chapel de Roses
Chapeau-bras
Chapel
Chapel
Chapel-of-Ease
Chaperon
Chapter
Chapter and Verse
Chapter of Accidents (A)
Chapter of Possibilities (The)
Character
Character (A)
Charbonnerie Democratique
Charge
Charge (To)
Chargé dAffaires
Charicleia
Charing Cross
Chariot