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Cham

(kam). The sovereign prince of Tartary, now written, “khan.”

“Fetch you a hair off the great Cham's beard.” —Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, ii. 1.

The great Cham of Literature.
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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