Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small glass of brandy or liqueur taken after coffee, at dinner, to remove its taste or odor or as a digester. See poussecafé.
- n. A shrine or receptacle for relics of a saint.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small potion of spirituous liquor taken to remove the taste of coffee, tobacco, or the like; -- originally
chasse-café, lit., “coffee chaser.”
- v. perform a chasse step, in ballet
- n. (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
“_Si chasse, si chasse_," replied the jack-booted waiter, meaning thereby that he would bring it as suited his convenience.”
“July 13th, 2006 at 5: 53 pm james risser says: hmmm, let me see …. what is the difference between korea farting for 42 seconds in the general direction of japan, and, israel invading, murdering, bombing, another country??? gee, chasse, that is a great question!”
“We were cruising off the coast of France, close in to Ushant, where we perceived a fleet of small vessels, called chasse-marees (coasting luggers), laden with wine, coming round; and as we did not know of any batteries thereabouts, we ran in to attempt a capture.”
“Superbe idée que votre 'chasse'… Hier, à Nice, j'ai vu sur une vitrine : Pause d'ongles… Si je la retrouve, je la photographie.”
“Jean Carpreau was commissioned in 1554 to take charge of the restorations of the "chasse" of the patron saint of the town.”
“Kursaal, and the Cecle, and the Arlington; and have thirty services at your dinner betwixt soup and the "chasse;" and cannot spend a summer afternoon in comfort unless you be drinking deep the intoxication of hazard in your debts and your bets on the Heath or the Downs, at”
“As the grand "chasse" had been arranged to come off on the third day after their arrival, our young hunters determined to employ the interval in ranging the neighbouring woods; not with any expectation of finding a bear -- as their host did not believe there was any so near -- but rather for the purpose of becoming acquainted with the character of the North”
“First, he was to serve them as guide; secondly, he was to bring back the hired horses; and, thirdly, he was to aid them in the "chasse" of the bear: for it so happened that this man-of-all-work was one of the most noted”
“Ceci dit, si l’envie vous prend d’exposer également les coquilles que vous trouvez à droite et à gauche, utilisez le tag chasse aux fautes, comme ça tout le monde en profite.”
“chasse' with it in and out among the legs of various chairs and tables, ending in one grand whirl that wound the yarn round and round his small body, and keeled him over half upon his back.”
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