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Charleys

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or Charlies. The old night watch, before the police force was organised in 1829. So called from Charles I., in whose reign the system was re-organised. (1640.)

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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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Charities
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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
Chasseurs de Vincennes (French)