Chair-days

Old age.

“I had long supposed that chair-days, the beautiful name for those days of old age ... was of Shakespeare's own invention ... but this is a mistake ... the word is current in Lancashire still.” —Trench: English Past and Present, v.

In thy reverence and thy chair-days, thus
To die in ruffian battle.

Shakespeare: 2 Henry VI., act v. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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