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Chevalier dʹIndustrie

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A man who lives by his wits and calls himself a gentleman.

“Denicheur de fauvettes, chevalier de lʹordre de lʹindustrie, qui va chercher quelque bon nid, quolque femme qui lui fasse sa fortune.”—Gongam, ou lʹHomme Prodigieux (1713).

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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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Cherubims
Chery and Fair-Star
Cheshire
Chess
Chesterfield
Chestnut
Chestnut Sunday
Cheval (French, à cheval)
Cheval de Bataille (His)
Chevalier dIndustrie
Chevalier du Brouillard (Le)
Chevaux de Frise (French)
Cheveril
Chevy Chase
Chiabreresco (Italian)
Chiar-oscuro [pronounce ke-ar-ros-ku-ro]
Chibiabos
Chibouque (A)
Chic
Chichivache

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Chevalier d'Industrie