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callow n a low lying damp meadow, often bare.; marsh,
[archaïc, from OE calu]
carecrows n women (or men) who are so devoted to, and fuss over their partners so much that they frighten them away.;
[(new word)from care + crow, with scarecrow in mind.]
careworn adj showing signs of long-term stresses;
[forbinding: care + worn]
caterwaul vb to make a high unpleasant noise like a cat;
[OED]
chare n occasion;
[OE ċierr]
chary adj sorrowful 2. dear, cherished. 3. careful, cautious, frugal, shy; sorrowful, cherished, cautious, shy
[from OE ċearig]
cheavesborn n born out of wedlock; bastard/ illegitimate
[OE. ċifesboren (MHG. die Kebse / concubine)]
chepstow n market;
[OE ċeapstow]
chisness n fastidiousness;
[]
chyrtel n wedding gown;
[OE ċyrtel, man's tunic or woman's gown]
cluethink v to look for clues to find out an answer.; infer
[compound clue + think]
clamstone n a small shiny ball of nacre found within certains clams, used for jewelry and decoration; pearl
[neologism, from clam + stone]
clayware n articles made out of clay;
[]
clove n narrow valley with steep sides;
[Dutch; akin to 'cleave']
comelithe adj hospitable;
[OE cumliðe]
coreness n election;
[OE corennes]
costen vb to try, tempt or prove; provoke, attract, allure, test
[from OE costnian by analogy with "fasten" from fastnian]
cove adj active, strenuous, vigorous;
[OE caf]
crabword n a word, verse or sentence that reads the same backwards or forwards.; palindrome
[neologism, from crab + word. Crab a being which is happy going backwards or forward. Taken from Greek, karkinos.]
cradle to the grave phr lifespan, from birth to death.; 'womb to doom; lifespan
[O.E.]
craftwork n an industrial site where electricity is wrought.;
[neologism, from craft + work. Taken from German, kraftwerksee SV "kraftverk".]
cride n herb, spice;
[see Du. kruid, NHG Kraut]
crusty-minded adj Old, gruff, surly of attitude.;
[(new word) crusty & mind(ed).]
cudgel n a a short thick stick used as a weapon; club
[OE cygel; not known except in Old English]
custy adj charitable, generous;
[OE cystig]
cutter n person who makes, repairs, or alters clothing professionally; tailor
[extension of existing word, by analogy of Fr. 'tailour' lit. "cutter"]
cwicksilver n a chemical element, which is a silvery liquid at room temperature; mercury;
[unknown]

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