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Examples

  • And for each chukkar, Jahanara changed her mount—a groom came to lead away her steaming animal and replace it with another, cooler, fresher horse.

    Shadow Princess

  • I opted for the full circle farms organic lettuce with chukkar cherries, candied walnuts and white balsamic vinaigrette accompanied by a broccoli and cauliflower dish with almonds and roasted capers.

    Best in Show: Steelhead Diner in Seattle

  • My eyes, I know, shone divinely as I watched Captain Slogger Dennehy of the Inniskillings win the final chukkar on his darling cob CENTAUR.

    Ulysses

  • “It would have been a good contest if you throw out the fifth chukkar,” she mocked good-naturedly.

    The Glory Game

  • The pace was fast and furious, and the Black Oak team appeared rattled, committing three fouls during the chukkar, which gave the blue team two penalty shots from the forty-yard line and the third from the sixty.

    The Glory Game

  • Luz glanced toward the end of the field, where the additional polo ponies waited for their chukkar of play.

    The Glory Game

  • Trisha switched her attention to his horse, the one that had performed so brilliantly in the fifth chukkar.

    The Glory Game

  • Toward the end of every chukkar, I noticed that he let his mount go wide on the turns, and he did not use his spurs or go to the whip.

    The Glory Game

  • “Besides, by the time they start the sixth chukkar, the gray will be rested enough for Rob to ride him again if he has to.”

    The Glory Game

  • The second chukkar began without fanfare, but the Black Oak team immediately set a swift pace.

    The Glory Game

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  • There is still hope for the world. :-)

    February 9, 2007

  • http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=shined&word2=shone

    Evidently, shone isn't archaic, as I thought.

    February 9, 2007

  • If I like a word I use it...archaic or not!!

    February 8, 2007

  • Wow... it's never been suggested to me that it was an archaic word. I used it over "shined" all the time without thinking about it. Odd. I hope lit isn't an archaic form of lighted. That's just a yucky way for our language to go.

    February 8, 2007

  • I like the use of shone, an archaic form of shined.

    February 8, 2007

  • "My eyes, I know, shone divinely as I watched Captain Slogger Dennehy of the Inniskillings win the final chukkar on his darling cob Centaur."
    Joyce, Ulysses, 15

    February 8, 2007