from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A charge for that which one has in common with a chum.
- n. The system, formerly common in some English prisons of assigning a new-comer to a room with another or others.
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A prisoner having declared upon the poor side, pays neither rent nor chummage.
Your chummage ticket will be on twenty-seven, in the third. '
'Your chummage ticket,' replied Mr. Roker; 'you're up to that?'
You'll have a chummage ticket upon twenty-seven in the third, and them as is in the room will be your chums. '
Your chummage ticket will be on twenty – seven, in the third.’
You’ll have a chummage ticket upon twenty – seven in the third, and them as is in the room will be your chums.’