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  • Now, the Rooshan gangs and the Tartar gangs, a-comin 'from their work, used to cross each other jist at this bridge; and o' course there was a good deal o 'chaffin' among 'em, and some fightin ', too, now and then; for I needn't tell _you_ that a Rooshan and a Tartar are jist about as fond of each other as a Rooshan and a Turk.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878.

  • O 'course I had to stand the jokes an' chaffin 'of the fello's,

    The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • “Ye‘ll excoose me, I know, for a-chaffin’ of ye, but the old woman her winked at me, which was as much as telling me to go on.”

    Dracula

  • "Ye'll excoose me, I know, for a-chaffin 'of ye, but the old woman here winked at me, which was as much as telling me to go on."

    The Deadlocked City

  • 'N' hot days, when th 'hands was chaffin' 'n' singin ', th' black wheels 'n' rollers was alive, starin 'down at me,' n 'th' shadders o 'th' looms was like snakes creepin ', -- creepin' anear all th 'time.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • As they crossed each other one o 'the Rooshans pulls a bit o' sassage out of his pocket and holds it up to the foremost Tartar (a great ugly-lookin 'bruiser with one eye), and says to him, chaffin' like, "Hollo, Mourad! d'ye want a bit o 'grease to make yer beard grow?"

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878.

  • Cotten in double paper, and dry it over a chaffin dish of coales:

    A Book of Fruits and Flowers

  • Thaa knows it used to be hard afore when they were all chaffin 'me at th' factory, but they can talk their tungs off naa for aught I care.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • My sailor-brother started it by chaffin 'Polly about' er red 'air an' arskin 'why she didn't cut it orf, an' she told 'im then that if' e'd such an objection to red she wondered 'e didn't cut' is own nose orf.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 29, 1920

  • Ye'll excoose me, I know, for a-chaffin 'of ye, but the old woman here winked at me, which was as much as telling me to go on.

    Dracula

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