Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of chafe.

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Examples

  • Lady many times toke pleasure, to talke with this maister foole, to bring him into a choler and chaufe, thereby to prouoke laughter.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Nether mine eyes be fierce, nor my mouth troubled: I cry not out a loude: I chaufe not in rage or fume: I speake no vnseemely woordes, whereof I take repentaunce: I tremble not.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Sometime the vndeceny ariseth by the indignitie of the word in respect of the speaker himselfe, as whan a daughter of Fraunce and next heyre generall to the crowne (if the law _Salique_ had not barred her) being set in a great chaufe by some harde words giuen her by another prince of the bloud, said in her anger, thou durst not haue said thus much to me if God had giuen me a paire of, &c. and told all out, meaning if God had made her

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • "alome roche; -- aftir take xelkis of eyren and breke hem smale in a disch, as thou woldist make therof a caudel, and put these to thyn alome water, and chaufe it; thanne take it doun fro the fier, and put it in the cornetrey; thanne tak thi lether and basche it wel in this _sabras_, to it be wel drunken up into the lether."

    Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850

  • Sometime the vndecency ariseth by the indignitie of the word in respect of the speaker himselfe, as whan a daughter of Fraunce and next heyre generall to the crowne (if the law Salique had not barred her) being set in a great chaufe by some harde words giuen her by another prince of the bloud, said her anger, thou durst not haue said thus much to me if God had giuen me a paire of, &c.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Halma, "etc. We think it demonstrable that _chaff_ is only a variety of _chafe_, from Fr. _├ęcauffer_, retaining the broader sound of the _a_ from the older form _chaufe_.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

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