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 for Chuck farthing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chuck \Chuck\, n.
     1. A slight blow or pat under the chin.
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     2. A short throw; a toss.
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     3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a
        lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated
        upon.
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     Chuck farthing, a play in which a farthing is pitched into
        a hole; pitch farthing.
  
     Chuck hole, a deep hole in a wagon rut.
  
     Elliptic chuck, a chuck having a slider and an eccentric
        circle, which, as the work turns round, give it a sliding
        motion across the center which generates an ellipse.
        --Knight.
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