from The Century Dictionary.

  • See chouse.


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  • It was a mean trick of Yorke's to "chowse" them out of the credit, they protested.

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth

  • An 'gien ye dinna chowse to lat on aboot it till an auld freen' cause she's naething but a fisherwife, it's dune ye mair skaith a'ready nor I thocht it wad to the lang last, Ma'colm -- for it 's yer ain name I s 'ca' ye yet, gien ye war ten times a laird!


  • "Fact is," says Parson, insinuating himself under the cords, greatly to the indignation of some other small boys near, "it's a chowse letting

    The Willoughby Captains

  • "Ye see, mem, it's a pairt o 'the edication o' the human individual, frae the time o 'Adam and Eve doonwith, to learn to refuse the evil and chowse the guid.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen


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