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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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CHAA, CHAAR, adj. “Addled — of an egg which a fowl has been sitting on but not hatched, infertile, without young inside” (Ork. 1929 Marw.).

[Ork. form of Jaw, n., 4. (2), q.v. See J, letter, 1.]

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