chaise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chaise a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
    • n chaise a long chair; for reclining
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chaise a carriage in general.
    • Chaise A two-wheeled carriage for two persons, with a calash top, and the body hung on leather straps, or thorough-braces. It is usually drawn by one horse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chaise Properly, a two-wheeled carriage for two persons, drawn by one horse, and generally furnished with a hood or top that may be let down. In dialectal speech often shay.
    • n chaise A four-wheeled pleasure-carriage drawn by two or more horses.
    • n chaise A French gold coin first issued by Louis IX. in the thirteenth century. It was equal to about three United States gold dollars. The specimen illustrated weighs about 73 grains. Chaises were also coined in England in the reign of Edward III.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chaise shāz a light open carriage for one or more persons: a travelling carriage (see Post-chaise)
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Quotations

  • Mrs Patrick Campbell
    Mrs Patrick Campbell
    “The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “If I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chaise, seat, or chair, chaise or carriage, for chaire, from a peculiar Parisian pronunciation. See Chair
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., a Parisian pronunciation of chaire. See Chair.

Usage

In literature:

He has nobody with him, and says he shall have plenty of room in the chaise.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
But after dinner Uncle Winthrop came in his chaise with his pretty spirited black mare Juno.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Away we went in chaise-and-four.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
The chaise moved on for a moment, then suddenly stopped with a jerk.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
It was now past twelve o'clock, when I found that it was necessary to change the chaise at every post.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Let me help you up, and then I can drive this lady in my chaise and keep close by and have an eye to my patient as we go.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
Our chaise stood ready.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
Chaise was scarcely a bard, but a singer of the songs of bards.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
You can put the box somewhere behind in the post-chaise, can't you?
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
The little sisters have been giving dolly a ride in their basket-chaise.
"Child-Land" by Oscar Pletsch
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In poetry:

"And whither are you going, child,
To-night alone these lonesome ways?"
"To Durham," answered she, half wild—
"Then come with me into the chaise."
"Alice Fell, Or Poverty" by William Wordsworth
For the joy of killing had lost its zest
In the glut of those awful days,
And Death writhed, gorged like a greedy snake,
From the Arch to Pere-la-Chaise.
"A Triumph Of Order" by John Hay
So saying — whip, crack and away
Went Corn in his chaise through the throng,
So headlong, I heard them all say,
"Squire Corn would be down, before long."
"Cotton and Corn" by Thomas Moore
When, on calm and fair First Days,
Rattled down our one-horse chaise,
Through the blossomed apple-boughs
To the old, brown meeting-house,
There was Abram Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Very like to a dream,
Doth the time to me seem,
When with thee a young girl by my side,
One of summer's fine days,
In a one pony chaise,
We commenced in the morning our ride.
"The Morning Drive" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Wad. was amaz'd when morn came on,
To find his little daughter gone.
And now black storms and tears were seen--
"O dear, they're gone to Gretna Green!
But I'll prevent them in the end;"
So took a chaise, and took a friend.
"A Tour To Scotland" by William Hutton

In news:

Poolside chaises in woven acrylic and aluminum by Sutherland, 800-717-8325.
On August 26, 1805, a post chaise left the town of Mainz and rolled east toward the Rhine River.
CINEAK announces the availability of a CHAISE lounge element for it's FORTUNY and NERO product.
EAK is proud to announce the availability of a CHAISE lounge element for it's FORTUNY and NERO products.
Echo chaise longue and table.
This chaise lounge is in the Savona collection that is part of the new licensed whole home line that Lacquer Craft USA is launching in partnership with Metropolitan Home, a Hearst Magazines title.
Each 87-inch-long module can bend into four positions, from utterly upright to serious recline-chair morphs into chaise longue.
Its antiques and objets have been collected and presented with novelty, vision, and simplicity—such as a frou-frou chaise, say, recovered and reborn in burlap.
Both products also serve as traditional ottomans , cushioned surfaces ready to convert a comfortable seat into a luxurious feeling chaise lounge.
Cat's meow: Cheeky Chaise cat bed sells for $139.
CINEAK announces the availability of a CHAISE lounge element for it 's FORTUNY and NERO product.
EAK is proud to announce the availability of a CHAISE lounge element for it 's FORTUNY and NERO products.
Enlarge The Times-Picayune The only experience better than lying poolside on a regular chaise longue is lying on a lounge chair that swings gently back and forth and side to side.
Who said this was mom's chaise lounge.
Massages, showers, chaise lounges—everything short of the bicycles—are built for two at this couples-only resort.
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