from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small glass of brandy or liqueur taken after coffee, at dinner, to remove its taste or odor or as a digester. See poussecafé.
  • noun A shrine or receptacle for relics of a saint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small potion of spirituous liquor taken to remove the taste of coffee, tobacco, or the like; -- originally chasse-café, lit., “coffee chaser.”

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of chassé.
  • verb Alternative spelling of chassé.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb perform a chasse step, in ballet
  • noun (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading


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  • "_Si chasse, si chasse_," replied the jack-booted waiter, meaning thereby that he would bring it as suited his convenience.

    Fred Markham in Russia The Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar

  • 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!

    Think Progress » The House votes to renew the 1965 Voting Rights Act,

  • 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.

    The Poacher Joseph Rushbrook

  • Superbe idée que votre 'chasse'… Hier, à Nice, j'ai vu sur une vitrine : Pause d'ongles… Si je la retrouve, je la photographie.

    Chasse aux fautes — Climb to the Stars

  • Jean Carpreau was commissioned in 1554 to take charge of the restorations of the "chasse" of the patron saint of the town.

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

  • 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

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

  • 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

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • 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

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • 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.

    Chassons les fautes — Climb to the Stars

  • '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.

    Miss Billy


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