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Chela  n.  In India, a dependent person occupying a position between that of a servant or slave and a disciple; hence, a disciple or novice.

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... thirties in Darwin's student days at Cambridge, and for a decade or two later. Catastropharianism was the tenet of the day: to the last it commended itself to his Professors of Botany and Geology,—for whom Darwin held the fervent allegiance of the Indian scholar, or chela, to his guru. As Geikie has recently pointed out, it was only later, when Lyell had shown that the breaks in the succession of the rocks were only partial and local, without involving the universal catastrophes that destroyed all ...
— Unconscious Memory • Samuel Butler

Words linked to "Chela" :   member, pincer, appendage, Hindu, crustacean, nipper, extremity, Hindoo

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