Chesterfield

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Synonyms for Chesterfield

suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)

an overstuffed davenport with upright armrests

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a fitted overcoat with a velvet collar

References in classic literature ?
When, however, the dictionary was nearly done, Lord Chesterfield let it be known that he would be pleased to have it dedicated to him.
any King or Queen may make a Lord, but only the Devil himself--and the Graces--can make a Chesterfield.
At the spot where we saw the last of the Dunlop tire it might equally have led to Holdernesse Hall, the stately towers of which rose some miles to our left, or to a low, gray village which lay in front of us and marked the position of the Chesterfield high road.
The general, however, like Lord Chesterfield, thinking that his friends may in a future day become his enemies, always places them in the front ranks, so that their numbers may be thinned.
I was making for Chesterfield Walk," Mrs Verloc heard her husband's voice, "when I heard the bang.
They all take their tone from the Doctor; and he moves a very Chesterfield among the company.
He was neither courtly, nor handsome, nor picturesque, in any respect; and yet his manner of accepting it, and of expressing his thanks without more words, had a grace in it that Lord Chesterfield could not have taught his son in a century.
For now he sat in his black velvet cap and old grey gown, magnanimous again; and would have comported himself towards any Collegian who might have looked in to ask his advice, like a great moral Lord Chesterfield, or Master of the ethical ceremonies of the Marshalsea.
My father was a schoolmaster in Chesterfield, where I received an excellent education.