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  • It was fine to see even the smallest boarder chevying three day-boys!

    Jack of Both Sides The Story of a School War

  • Barker was not so constantly chevying him; and Mr. Toley showed a more active interest in him, teaching him the use of the sextant and quadrant, how to take the altitude of the sun, and many other matters important in navigation.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • There would still be something left to live for, and who could tell whether that something might not be infinitely grander and nobler and more satisfying than even the rapture of flying ten miles an hour on his wheel, or chevying a flock of agitated sheep from one pasture to another?

    Austin and His Friends

  • "They're chevying that poor animal again," he said hotly.

    Sea Urchins

  • "I expect, if the truth's known, it's him 's been doin 'the chevying."

    Sea Urchins

  • "They're chevying that poor animal again," he said hotly.

    More Cargoes 1897

  • "I expect, if the truth's known, it's him's been doin 'the chevying."

    More Cargoes 1897

  • Unfortunately we, the English, will never be the people to teach her; because she is a chartered libertine allowed to say and do anything she likes, from demanding the head of the empress in an editorial waste-basket, to chevying Canadian schooners up and down the Alaska

    American Notes

  • Boys would be chevying one another in the Square, and he would interfere, taking the side of the little ones and lecturing the big.

    Swann's Way

  • Unfortunately we, the English, will never be the people to teach her; because she is a chartered libertine allowed to say and do anything she likes, from demanding the head of the empress in an editorial waste-basket, to chevying Canadian schooners up and down the Alaska Seas.

    American Notes

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