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Charles’s Wain

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The constellation called the Great Bear, which forms the outline of a wheelbarrow or rustic wagon. “Charles” is a corruption of the word churles, the farmer’s wagon. (Anglo-Saxon, ceorles wœn.)

⁂ Sometimes still further corrupted into “King Charles’s wain.”

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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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Chariots or Cars
Charioteers
Charities
Charity
Charivari
Charlatan
Charlemagne
Charles
Charles I
Charles and the Oak
Charles’s Wain
Charleys
Charlotte Elizabeth
Charm
Charon’s Toll [care-un]
Charter
Chartism
Charybdis [ch = k]
Chase (A)
Chase (A)
Chasidim and Zadikim

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Charles's Wain