Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3

'Chitral' to 'Cincinnati'

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 183,442 / 570 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.2
LoC Category: AE
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Added to site: 2010.03.01
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court sat for the last time in 1737. The heraldic side of its duties are now vested in the earl marshal as head of the Heralds' College.


CHIVASSO, a town and episcopal see of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Turin, 18 m. N.E. by rail from the town of Turin, 600 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 4169 (town), 9804 (commune). It is situated on the left bank of the Po, near the influx of the Orco. The cathedral is of the 15th century with a fine façade ornamented with statues in terra-cotta. It was an important fortress in the middle ages, and until 1804, when the French dismantled it. One tower only of the old castle of the marquesses of Monferrato, who possessed the town from 1164 to 1435, remains. Chivasso is on the main line from Turin to Milan, and is the junction of branches for Aosta and Casale Monferrato.


CHIVE (Allium Schoenoprasum), a hardy perennial plant, with small narrow bulbs tufted on short root-stocks and long cylindrical hollow leaves. It is found in the

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