Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An argumentative, disputatious person.
- n. Disputation; arguing; hair-splitting; over-subtle reasoning: used contemptuously.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Jocular One who bandies words or is very argumentative.
“If they would spend half the time on questions of a practical nature instead of this chop-logic drivel, the world would be better run.”
“No, that is chop-logic: for words are only transitory noises, whereas man is the child of God, and has an immortal spirit.”
“After the Teacher left, many new doctrines were brought about, and much chop-logic was put into the text-books by those who succeeded Him, but with all their human invention they have never approached the perfection of the motto that He left behind for the corner-stone of good manners.”
“He must read everything, even such insufferable rot as "Coin's Financial School," and those literary nightmares turned loose in rejoinder -- veritable Rozinantes, each bearing a chop-logic Don Quixote with pasteboard helmet and windmill spear.”
“These questions can only be answered by de-forming the impression given by each of these works to present it in the chop-logic language of philosophy.”
“He invests the term "chop-logic" with the significance of foolery _in excelsis_. [”
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