CHERSONESUS

, a peninsula, or part of the land almost encompassed round with the sea, only joining to the main land by a narrow neck or isthmus. Varenius enumerates 14 of these.

CHEVAL de Frise, pl. Chevaux de Frise, or Friseland horse, so called because it was first used in that country. It consists of a joist or piece of timber, about a foot in diameter, and 10 or 12 long, pierced and transversed with a great number of wooden spikes of 5 or 6 feet long, and armed or pointed with iron. It is sometimes also called turnpike, or tourniquet. It is chiefly used to stop a breach, defend a passage, or make a retrenchment to stop the cavalry.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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CHART
CHASE
CHAULNES (The Duke De)
CHAZELLES (John Matthew)
CHEMISE
* CHERSONESUS
CHEVRETTE
CHEYNE (George)
CHILIAD
CHILIAGON
CHORD