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- interjection Used as a salute or word of praise.
- noun UK, obsolete A hearty, often light-heartedly sarcastic, greeting.
- noun slang, obsolete, Australia, New Zealand A noisy
- verb UK To
mockor jeer; to chiack.
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"It's all werry fine, Mr Murray, sir," said Titely, "and I warn't going to flinch and holloa when one's poor mates wanted everything one could do to keep 'em in good heart; but I did get a good nick made in my shoulder, and the way it's been giving it to me all through this here red-hot march has been enough to make me sing out _chi-ike_ like a trod-upon dog."