from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jaw.
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Is tempest-chaft , hys woe greate as hys forme,
O, see, there are violets which stand close by the rivers, chaft by the rain and dew.
The piper wants muckle that wants the nether chaft.
I was vexed exceedingly to see the callant in this dilemmy, for he was growing very tall and thin, his chaft-blades being lank and white, and his eyes of a hollow drumliness, as if he got no refreshment from the slumbers of the night.
I say I was vexed for it afterwards; especially as the laddie did not mean to give offence; and as I saw the blae marks of my four fingers along his chaft-blade.
But God here difco - veis the great fecret of the two chaftife* ments he inflicb: a chaftifement of feve - rity upon the Chaldeans 5 a fatherly chaft - ifement on the Jews, who are his child* ren.
And amber: spic - ing the chaft air with fumes of Paradise.