Chesterfield

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chesterfield a fitted overcoat with a velvet collar
    • n chesterfield an overstuffed davenport with upright armrests
    • n Chesterfield suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chesterfield A kind of topcoat, named after the celebrated Earl of Chesterfield.
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Usage

In literature:

Johnson's epistle to Chesterfield is an example of the dignified form of this; Hazlitt's to Gifford of the undignified.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
PROVERBS, use of, derided by Lord Chesterfield, iii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
In 1726 his father died, and Lord Stanhope became earl of Chesterfield.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
But Lord Chesterfield died on the 24th March, 1773, sixteen years before 1789, and nineteen years before 1792.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Now, what could this strange girl be doing with letters from "Dr. Chesterfield"?
"'Laramie;'" by Charles King
The enemy had a battery on the Chesterfield side that shelled any trains that moved on that road in daylight.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
Judge March, what is your child to do with 'Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his Son?
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
He may be Chesterfield one hour and Sykes the next.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
The persecution of the Baptists commenced in Chesterfield, in 1770, and in no county was it carried farther.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
Lord Chesterfield was not half so well-dressed a man as Lord Warwick, nor Lord Warwick as Lord Rochester.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
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In news:

Warm up a December night with music of Latin flavor as you imagine a warm island breeze with Chesterfield's Hands & Pans Steel Drum Project.
Flickr, Smitha Murthy In the town of Chesterfield, Missouri, just outside of St Louis, $700,000 worth of gold dust has gone missing from a drug discovery lab.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo.—Pfizer Inc.'s medical research lab in St Louis County is missing $700,000 worth of gold dust , and police are trying to determine if it was lost or stolen.
CHESTERFIELD (AP) — Pfizer Inc.'s medical research lab in St Louis County is missing $700,000 worth of gold dust , and police are trying to determine whether it was lost or stolen.
A Richmond judge today sentenced a Richmond man to 35 years in prison for the first-degree murder of a Chesterfield County man, upholding a jury's recommended sentence.
Waiitng for the auction of 150,000 pumpkins to begin at James Durr's Wholesale Florist in Chesterfield, Thursday were (l) Kirk Reed of Eastampton, Mario Isgro from Springfield Township and Kevin Red from New Egypt.
For instance, this year Chesterfield County Schools will receive $447,468.41 from the Forestry Commission's revenue from Sand Hills State Forest .
The former director of a Chesterfield County funeral home has been indicted on more than 100 fraud counts.
Purse snatchings at Chesterfield grocery store have police, shoppers on alert.
Trash- hauling truck rolls over in Chesterfield.
The Chesterfield Kings have obviously learned at the feet of the rock 'n' roll masters, as they proved once again to about 500 fans at Water Street Music Hall two Saturdays ago.
Richard Hough Jr, 71, formerly of Chesterfield, S.C. Died Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, at Southeast Georgia Health System.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Oct 16, at 3 pm, at Flemming Funeral Home in Chesterfield.
Richard Hough Jr was born in Chesterfield County, Jan 22, 1941, to Richard Hough Sr.
Chesterfield man dead after officer- involved shooting.
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