from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the lake or the county of Chautauqua, in southwestern New York.
- Of or pertaining to the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, founded for the promotion of home reading and study in connection with the summer school which meets at Chautauqua Lake, or its courses of study.
- In geology, noting a division of the Devonian of North America, which comprises the last period (Chemung beds) of the Neodevonian.
- n. A member of the Chautauqua Circle, or one who takes or has taken its course of study and examinations.
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Echoing what chautauquan said above, those of us who disagree with this what is obviously HRC's attempt to game the system for her benefit should not bother voting Democratic if the party leadership lets her get her way.
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Cassell lists chautauquan but not chautauqua, and converts the American dub into dud.
He became an elocutionist - what, in modern times, would be called a chautauquan.
VAIL, Colorado - The Vail Public Library presents "An Evening of Living History" with Lynne Swanson, an accomplished chautauquan - a person who portrays a historical character - from 5: 30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library community room.
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