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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of champ.


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  • Dante places him in the lowest round of the ninth or last of the hellish circles, where he is eternally "champed" by Satan,

    Pages from a Journal with Other Papers

  • Nor did they notice his occasional exclamations and utterances of phrases which meant nothing to them, as, for instance, when he smacked his lips and champed his gums while muttering:

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  • And the circle of old men champed their gums, and nodded approvingly, and coughed.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • Sometimes there were cows in the fields, and they champed impassively and swished their tails.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Decaying corn teeth champed loosely under deep black eye sockets, grinning, Mind your manners, my dear!

    Meeting the bony woman

  • And then something clutched at me, something slimy and vile, and great mandibles champed in my face; but I stabbed upward, and the thing fell from me, leaving me dazed and sick, and smiting weakly.

    The Boats of the 'Glen Carrig'

  • His comrade was mounted upon a destriere of the true Norman breed, that had first champed grass on the green pastures of


  • The little old hunter nodded: Myaso, myaso! he croaked, and champed his jaws and creased his stiff cheeks a little more.

    A Christmas Story, by Sarban « raincoaster

  • As the noble animal chafed at the slow pace of the procession, and, arching his stately neck, champed on the silver bits which restrained him, the foam flew from his mouth, and speckled his well-formed limbs as if with spots of snow.


  • Horses in the meanwhile neighed and champed the bits with impatience in the base-court; hounds yelled in their couples; and yeomen, rangers, and prickers lamented the exhaling of the dew, which would prevent the scent from lying.



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