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  • Acquaintant — Ac*quaint ant, n. [Cf. F. acointant, p. pr.] An acquaintance. [R.] Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquaintant — noun ( s) Etymology: obsolete French acointant, from present participle of acointier obsolete : acquaintance 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Chalkhill — (fl. 1600?) was an English poet.Two songs by him are included in Izaak Walton s Compleat Angler , and in 1683 appeared Thealma and Clearchus. A Pastoral History in smooth and easie Verse. Written long since by John Chalkhill, Esq., an Acquaintant …   Wikipedia

  • acquaintance — (n.) c.1300, state of being acquainted; late 14c., person with whom one is acquainted; also personal knowledge; from O.Fr. acointance acquaintance, friendship, familiarity, noun of action from acointer (see ACQUAINT (Cf. acquaint)). Acquaintant… …   Etymology dictionary

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