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  • Too self-indulgent to say nothing of too chiche-ish.

    Bob Franken: Congress: The Pet Theory

  • A-life defies the oldest chiche of computing-that the machine win do only what you tell it to do.

    THIS IS YOUR A-LIFE

  • Among all the French words my daughter has taught me, rosace may be the least useful in speech (not like the ever-groovy, ever-utterable chiche* that she taught me a while back) but I can say that I am now seeing rosace patterns everywhere.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Sí, me compré un celular (un Sony Ericsson que hasta ahora viene cumpliendo con mis expectativas) y hoy ya estoy como nena con chiche nuevo.

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Among all the French words my daughter has taught me, rosace may be the least useful in speech not like the ever-groovy, ever-utterable chiche* that she taught me a while back but I can say that I am now seeing rosace patterns everywhere.

    rosace - French Word-A-Day

  • I hate to be chiche, but I'm going to post it here because, while it may be "old" advice, that doesn't make it any less valid.

    mrbradley Diary Entry

  • Trusty's advancement to a share in this bank, and his new occupation of dealing, was what I had a great curiosity to see; and although he is, as you know, fort chiche de ses paroles, he is obliged for the time that he is upon duty to say "The King loses," and "The Knave wins," and this for some'hours, while Charles and Richard are in bed.

    George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life

  • Trusty's advancement to a share in this bank, and his new occupation of dealing, was what I had a great curiosity to see; and although he is, as you know, fort chiche de ses paroles, he is obliged for the time that he is upon duty to say “The King loses,” and “The Knave wins,” and this for some'hours, while Charles and Richard are in bed.

    George Selwyn His Letters and His Life

  • _Quelle_ clientele, et pas chiche '-- I suppose you understand French?

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter A Story of the Woman's Movement

  • French chiche, Latin ciccus, wretched, worthless; from Greek kikkos, the core of a pomegranate.

    Playful Poems

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