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  • n. plural The evening of life; the time of repose for old age.

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  • (pl. noun) - (1) Old age, spent to a considerable extent resting in a chair.

    --Albert Hyamson's Dictionary of English Phrases, 1922

    (2) In thy Reverence, and thy Chaire-dayes, thus to die in Ruffian battel.

    --William Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI, 1593

    (3) Drooping chair, chair fit for old age; 1 Henry VI.

    --C. Herford's Works of Shakespeare, 1902

    January 17, 2018