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choused


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chouse  \Chouse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Choused};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Chousing}.]  [From  Turk.  ch[=a][=u]sh  a  messenger  or 
  interpreter,  one  of  whom  attached  to  the  Turkish  embassy,  in 
  1609  cheated  the  Turkish  merchants  resident  in  England  out  of 
  [pounds]4,000.] 
  To  cheat,  trick,  defraud;  --  followed  by  of  or  out  of  as 
  to  chouse  one  out  of  his  money.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  undertaker  of  the  afore-cited  poesy  hath  choused 
  your  highness.  --Landor. 




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