Cheshire chief of men.

The lion was here the statuary. This proverb was in all likelihood made by a Cheshire-man, and relates to some privilege of marching or fighting in the van, in the ancient border conflicts with the Welsh.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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