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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Persistent chatter or talk.


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  • But now I realize that that wasn't the point, we have to serve misinformation scathing "chin-music" whenever we are encountered with it.

    Report: General Election Map Favors Obama

  • Then the 102mph chin-music.... and the John Kruk jelly-knees... and a reorientation of priorities.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Blood is blood, and nature's nature, and passion's passion, and gew-gaws don't count -- no, nor polite chin-music either.

    Colorado Jim

  • A little chin-music from your oncle 'Arry shall finish it!

    Short Stories of Various Types

  • He never lets up -- keeps his chin-music goin 'right along when he's asleep, only worse.

    Chapter 15

  • "I've jes 'blew in fur a trifle of chin-music," replied Hervey with an emphatic U.S.A. accent.

    The Green Mummy

  • I thought 'twas only chin-music she was givin 'me.

    Oh, Money! Money!

  • Of course, I'm awfully obliged to you for making that chin-music to her of evenings.

    Roads of Destiny

  • So it appears that chin-music without charity is not calculated to pay very large dividends in the interesting ultimate; that a man may be full of faith, and pregnant with prophecy, and chock-a-block with knowledge and redolent of religious mystery, -- that he may leak sanctification in the musical accents of an angel and still be "nothing" -- a pitiful hole in the atmosphere, a chimera circulating in a vacuum and foolishly imagining itself a man.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • "That's so, only it was later in the evening that the woman came along to give chin-music through the window.

    The Green Mummy


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