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    Word "Chace"...?

    In this sentence (again form "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"): "As yet the panic of the steed had given his unskillful rider an apparent advantage in the chace, bu just as he..." there is this word "chace". In online dictionaries it is either the baby's name or is being redirected to "chase", which makes perfect sens in the sentence. So if it was really meant to be "chase", was it simply a print mistake or some old-fashioned version of its spelling ?

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    Re: Word "Chace"...?

    It's very probably a 200-year-old spelling of chase.

    You might find this Sleepy Hollow Glossary helpful, though chace is not mentioned.

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    The OED has citations for 'chace' from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries.

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    Re: Word "Chace"...?

    Reminds me of "shew" in Jane Austen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Reminds me of "shew" in Jane Austen.
    And on British Railways signs when I was a child: Must be Shewn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    And on British Railways signs when I was a child: Must be Shewn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    I had quite forgotten that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I had quite forgotten that.
    Youth! I expect you have forgotten this, too: Redirect Notice

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    Re: Word "Chace"...?

    1. Thank you for the link to " Sleepy Hollow Glossary"; I'll definitely find it helpful!

    2. Where do I get this "citations for 'chace' from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries" 'cause I entered the mentioned term in search field of "Oxford Dictionaries" online and didn't get any results...

    3. So simply speaking it is an old-day equivalent of contemporary "chase", and nothing more, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Youth! I expect you have forgotten this, too: Redirect Notice
    I can't honestly say that I ever saw a stationmaster in a top hat as a child, but I definitely saw the old "Tickets Must be Shewn" signs.

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    Re: Word "Chace"...?

    Quote Originally Posted by szaroczek View Post
    1. Thank you for the link to " Sleepy Hollow Glossary"; I'll definitely find it helpful!

    2. Where do I get this "citations for 'chace' from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries" 'cause I entered the mentioned term in search field of "Oxford Dictionaries" online and didn't get any results...

    3. So simply speaking it is an old-day equivalent of contemporary "chase", and nothing more, isn't it?
    You need a subscription to have full access. It's rather expensive so I recommend you go to a good library instead. If you live in Warsaw, you can go to Narodowa or BUW.

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