Chessom
Chessom \Ches"som\, n. [Cf. {Chisley}.] Mellow earth; mold. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • chessom — Soil which is free of sand and stones …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • chessom — adjective Etymology: chess (perhaps alteration of cheese) + som (alteration of some obsolete, of soil : loose, friable, and free from stones …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chisley — Chis ley (ch[i^]z l[y^]), a. [AS. ceosel gravel or sand. Cf. {Chessom}.] Having a large admixture of small pebbles or gravel; said of a soil. Gardner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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