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 for Chevalier d''industrie
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chevalier \Che`va*lier"\, n. [F., fr. LL. caballarius. See
     1. A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man. "Mount,
        chevaliers; to arms." --Shak.
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     2. A member of certain orders of knighthood.
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     Chevalier d'industrie[F.], one who lives by persevering
        fraud; a pickpocket; a sharper.
     The Chevalier St. George (Eng. Hist.), James Francis Edward
        Stuart (son of James II.), called "The Pretender."
     The Young Chevalier, Charles Edward Stuart, son of the
        Chevalier St. George.
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