The one we use was by a chappie called Theodore Baker, 1894.
He had the feeling—precisely as every chappie in those stories had had—that he was not alone.
chappie and Mr. Inglestry can be our witnesses; and you might get Sir Deryck.
How the chappie had contrived to wear my evening clothes so many times without disaster was a mystery to me.
"Yes; and when it comes to the show-down, I rather hope I'll be the 'chappie'," I said.
A chappie with a lot of stiff grey hair and a red sort of healthy face was standing there.
I didn't remember any Mason, but Parker said the chappie said he knew me when I was a kid.
I thought you might put the chappie up for a while, and give him a chance to look round and nose about a bit.
Archie's respect for this chappie was going up all the time.
A chappie has to be a lot broader about the forehead than I am to handle a jolt like this.
a man; chap, bloke
masc. proper name, name of two of Christ's disciples, late 12c. Middle English vernacular form of Late Latin Jacomus (source of Old French James, Spanish Jaime, Italian Giacomo), altered from Latin Jacobus (see Jacob).
The Welsh form was Iago, the Cornish Jago. Fictional British spy James Bond dates from 1953, created by British author Ian Fleming (1908-1964), who plausibly is said to have taken the name from that of U.S. ornithologist James Bond (1900-1989), an expert on Caribbean birds.
(1.) The son of Zebedee and Salome; an elder brother of John the apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman, in partnership with Peter (Matt. 20:20; 27:56). With John and Peter he was present at the transfiguration (Matt. 17:1; Mark 9:2), at the raising of Jairus's daughter (Mark 5:37-43), and in the garden with our Lord (14:33). Because, probably, of their boldness and energy, he and John were called Boanerges, i.e., "sons of thunder." He was the first martyr among the apostles, having been beheaded by King Herod Agrippa (Acts 12:1, 2), A.D. 44. (Comp. Matt. 4:21; 20:20-23). (2.) The son of Alphaeus, or Cleopas, "the brother" or near kinsman or cousin of our Lord (Gal. 1:18, 19), called James "the Less," or "the Little," probably because he was of low stature. He is mentioned along with the other apostles (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15). He had a separate interview with our Lord after his resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7), and is mentioned as one of the apostles of the circumcision (Acts 1:13). He appears to have occupied the position of head of the Church at Jerusalem, where he presided at the council held to consider the case of the Gentiles (Acts 12:17; 15:13-29: 21:18-24). This James was the author of the epistle which bears his name.