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Chouans (2 syl.)

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French insurgents of the Royalist party during the Revolution. Jean Cottereau was their leader, nicknamed chouan (owl), because he was accustomed to warn his companions of danger by imitating the screech of an owl. Cottereau was followed by George Cadoudal.

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⁂ It is an error to suppose Chouan to be a proper name.

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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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Choker (A)
Chop and Chops
Chop-fallen
Chop-House (A)
Chop Logic (To)
Chops
Chops of the Channel
Chopine
Choreutæ [Korutee]
Choriambic Metre
Chouans
Choughs Protected
Chouse
Chriem-hilda or Chriem-hild
Chriss-cross Row (row to rhyme with low)
Chrisom or Chrism
Christabel [Kristabel]
Christabelle [Kristabel]
Christendom [Kris-en-dum]
Christian [ch = k]
Christian Traditions

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