Lexicon: chrysolite – cigar

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chrysolite, n. [ME crisolite < Gk. chrusolithos, a bright yellow stone.] (webplay: green).

Green-colored gem (see Revelation 21:19-20); [fig.] green flash; vibrant greenish radiance just before the sun is out of sight at dusk.

chrysophras, n. [see chrysoprase, adj.]

Golden-green precious stone; phosphorescent mineral; gem that people in the Middle Ages believed could shine in the dark (see Revelation 21:19-20).

chrysoprase, adj. [ME < Gk. chrusoprasos, a golden-green gem.]

Golden-green; like the precious apple-green stone; (see Revelation 21:20).

chubby, adj. [Late ME, of unknown origin.] (webplay: head, near, short, thick).

Plump; well-rounded; [fig.] fully opened.

chuckle (-d, -s), v. [Echoic.]

Chortle; laugh quietly; [fig.] openly show delight.

chum (-s), n. [Perhaps abbreviated from “chamber-mate”.] (webplay: rest).

Pal; associate; companion; intimate friend.

church (-es), n. [ME < OE circe.] (webplay: call, clergy, day, faith, God, house, Lord, named, ritual, true).

  1. Ecclesiastical unit (see Revelation 2:17); [hyponym] worshiper; faithful parishioner; [fig.] member of a fold; lamb in a flock (see Acts 20:28); [metaphor] corpus; body of Christ (see Colossians 1:24); [metonymy] minister; priest; pastor; shepherd.
  2. Holy place; sacred time; [fig.] remembrance; communion; sacramental ordinance; renewal of vows, pledges, promises, or covenants; [hyponym] tryst; reunion; meeting with one's beloved; [metaphor] kiss; embrace; consummation; feast of love.
  3. Congregation; [hyponym] choir; group of people that sing praises in a particular congregation.
  4. Chapel; sanctuary; building where christenings and other ordinances are performed.
  5. Thanksgiving; prayer service; session of worship.
  6. Phrase. “going to Church”: attending Sunday morning worship services; worshiping as a member of a Christian congregation; [fig.] participating in organized religion.
  7. Phrase. “for Church”: to mark the time of the worship service; to call people to a Sunday morning meeting in the Congregational Church.

churchyard, n. [see church, n. and yard, n. < OE yeard, fence, dwelling, house, region.] (webplay: buried).

Land surrounding a chapel; burial ground for a parish.

cicatrice, n. [Fr. < L. cicatricem cicatrix, scar.]

Scar of a healed wound.

cigar, n. [Sp.]

Roll of tobacco; coiled leaves for smoking; stick that goes in a person's mouth while the outer end is lit for drawing in smoke; [fig.] branch; plant; tree that exudes sweet-smelling oxygen; [metaphor] poem; sheet of poetry; page of metrical verse.