from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Gr. archæol., a vase similar in form to the oinochoë, but larger, used to dip the mixed wine and water from the crater in order to fill the smaller pouring-vessels.
  • n. An ancient Attic measure of capacity, containing 12 cotyles or the twelfth part of a metretes, and equivalent to 3.283 liters, or 2.8 quarts. The chous was the equivalent of the Roman congius.


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  • Actually I found chou-chous in the neighbor´s yard.

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  • To think of little chou-chous being objectified like that is very worrisome.

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  • Et moi, hier, faisant un récapitulatif sur le pluriel des noms: “alors les noms en -ou, ça fait -oux au pluriel, et il y des exceptions: les chous, les bijous”

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  • We who are for our parts set in the confines of both worlds, visible and invisible; we in whose very nature both meet, unite, and touch one another, and are as it were comparted together; we who are of a nature partly visible, partly invisible, partly flesh and partly spirit, or as the language of Plato's school was, Nous chous, mind and dust united into one compound; surely we should not be partial in our judgment of this case.

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  • Its capital city was Persepolis, near the modern city of Schiraz.] [Footnote 430: The capital of Macedonia, Alexander's native city.] [Footnote 431: [Greek: chous] χοῦς a liquid measure containing 12

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