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To dream of handling chestnuts, foretells losses in a business way, but indicates an agreeable companion through life. Eating them, denotes sorrow for a time, but final happiness. For a young woman to dream of eating or trying her fortune with them, she will have a well-to-do lover and comparative plenty.
- That is Andros all over; he likes to be the monkey, and use others as cats to pull the chestnuts out of the fire. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- He had for food hazel-nuts, beech-nuts, sweet chestnuts, earth-nuts, and acorns. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Looking down I saw a stately carriage and pair, the brilliant lamps gleaming on the glossy haunches of the noble chestnuts. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- They have eaten all the Austrians' potatoes and chestnuts from the woods. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.