Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chaff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The jaws; jaw-bones; chops.

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Examples

  • Although it is tempting to use helicoptors to fly to each of the locations, soldiers with Stingers (man-portable SAM launchers) will not appear on your radar like emplaced or mounted SAM sites; nor was the idea of chaffs / counter - measures taken up for Mercenaries 2 (from the first game).

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  • Look at his magnificent, though reddish whiskers, and mark the somewhat native humour with which he 'chaffs' the boys and 'prentices, or cunningly gammons the gen'lm'n into the gift of a glass of gin, of which we verily believe he swallows in one day as much as any six ordinary men, without ever being one atom the worse for it.

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  • And, down in the States, Kitty Bonner is pleased at the interest her husband takes in Alaskan education and the large sums he devotes to that purpose; and, though she often smiles and chaffs, deep down and secretly she is but the prouder of him.

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  • It was all there: Tailed pantsuits in mesmerizing jacquard, sculptural sheath dresses entirely made from monarch butterflies, or feathers that gleamed darkly like spilled oil or woven chaffs of wheat that appeared to be one with the models 'woven hairstyles.

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  • Meantime, Kitty Bonner "is pleased at the interest her husband takes in Alaskan education and the large sums he devotes to that purpose; and, though she often smiles and chaffs, deep down and secretly she is but the prouder of him."

    “. . .all his race rose up before him in a mighty phantasmagoria. . .”

  • I like my iPhone, but it still chaffs my ass that there's a ton of things I could do with my iPaq that I still can't do with the iPhone.

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  • It was all there: Tailed pantsuits in mesmerizing jacquard, sculptural sheath dresses entirely made from monarch butterflies, or feathers that gleamed darkly like spilled oil or woven chaffs of wheat that appeared to be one with the models' woven hairstyles.

    McQueen House Stuns With First Runway Show Since Designer's Death (PHOTOS)

  • Her spirit chaffs under the yoke imposed by her beloved adoptive neanderthal family.

    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

  • He resents being taken off the company's powerful Executive Committee, chaffs that Chrysler didn't name its new headquarters "Iacocca Center."

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  • The sexual innuendo chaffs against the previous conversation, and the novel itself turns away with Mr. Darcy, silent with horror and embarrassment.

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