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Half-Mind Hashing Dictionary: C

  • Caught Hare: a hare who has been overtaken and physically caught by a member of the pack; normally honored during down-downs. 
  • Chalk: basic substance used for marking trail; see Flour, Paper
  • Chalk Talk: trail instructions for virgin or visiting hashers. 
  • Chase Vehicle: see B-Van
  • Check: trail mark* indicating an intersection where true trail may take another direction; see Decision Point, Intersection
  • “Checking!”: answer shouted by FRB to pack when asked “Are You?”, indicating that FRB has not determined whether the trail he’s following is true or false. 
  • Chef Hat: underwear or shorts worn on hashers’ heads so as to resemble chefs’ hats; see Debauchery
  • Circle: assembly of hashers at trail’s end, normally for the purpose of conducting down-downs. 
  • Circle Jerk: a circular section of trail laid for the purpose of slowing down FRBs; see Doo-Loop
  • Co-hare: hare’s assistant . . . in many hashes it is normal to have two or more hares laying trail together; in others it is a rare event. 
  • Couth Monger: see Hash Devil
  • Cranium: acceptable substitute for the word “head.” 
  • Cranial Gear: anything worn on the head while performing down-downs; see Hat
  • C-word: euphemism for “competition” or “competitive.”
  • * Asterisked trail marks are made by hares only.

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