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Chevaux de Frise (French)

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Horses of Friesland. A beam filled with spikes to keep off horses; so called from its use in the siege of Gronʹingen, Friesland, in 1594. A somewhat similar engine had been used before, but was not called by the same name. In German it is “a Spanish horseman” (ein Spanischer Reiter).

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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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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
Chick-a-biddy (A)
Chicken (plural chickens)

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Chevaux-de-Frise