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CHAP

Clearing House Automated Payment System

A company that operates a computer system to perform clearing services for funds and some other investment vehicles denominated in the British pound. It is allied with other clearing houses in the Association for Payment Clearing Services. It began operations in 1984.
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At first the young gents was werry lively on him; but afore we got in, seeing how steady the old chap come on, they was quite quiet, and laid their heads together what they should do.
This would have laid out a white man on his back for a month: and yet there was that chap elbowing here and there in the crowd and talking to the others as if nothing had been the matter.
If a chap lays hold o' your ferret, he won't be long before he hollows out a good un,
Well, now," said Haley, "I could raise that ar chap myself, or get him raised; he's oncommon likely and healthy, and he'd fetch a hundred dollars, six months hence; and, in a year or two, he'd bring two hundred, if I had him in the right spot; I shan't take a cent less nor fifty for him now.
He was a good chap at his work, I believe, but he was a crank.
The most sure and most precautious chap that ever handled niggers.
But thee be'est a poor broken-doon chap,' said John, sadly, 'and God forgi' me for bragging ower yan o' his weakest creeturs
Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps.
Twenty years ago to-night," said the man, "I dined here at 'Big Joe' Brady's with Jimmy Wells, my best chum, and the finest chap in the world.
An account of the work of both these men will be found in Goddard's "Psychology of the Normal and Sub-normal" (Kegan Paul, 1919), chap.
Thank ye, mister,' growled the man, a huge chap in a red checked shirt, with a beard like W.
The fact is, you're such an infernally good chap that something of this sort was bound to happen to you sooner or later.