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Childe

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as Childe Harold, Childe of Ellechilde Waters, Childe Roland, Childe Tristram, Childe Arthur, etc. In all these cases the word “Childe” is a title of honour, like the infante and infanta of Spain. In the times of chivalry, the noble youths who were candidates for knighthood were, during their time of probation, called infans, valets, damoysels, and bacheliers. Childe or infant was the term given only to the most noble. (In Anglo-Saxon, the same word [cniht] means both a child and a knight.)

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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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Chichivache
Chick-a-biddy (A)
Chicken (plural chickens)
Chicken of St. Nicholas (The)
Chicken-hearted
Chien
Chien de Jean de Nivelle (Le)
Child
Child of God (A)
Child of the Cord
Childe
Childe Harold
Children
Chilenos
Chilian
Chiliasts [kiliasts]
Chillingham Cattle
Chillon
Chilminar and Balbec
Chiltern Hundreds (The)
Chimæra [kimera]

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