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  • noun Plural form of chincapin.

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Examples

  • Aunt Hominy'll take 'em to de woods an 'jess git los', an 'live on teaberries, slippery-ellum, haws, an' chincapins.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • The Wilderness, which has been described as a "darkling wood" covered with "a dense undergrowth of low-limbed and scraggy pines, stiff and bristling chincapins, scrub oaks, and hazel," is not looked upon with much affection by Virginians, as the lands in that section are not valuable.

    The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

  • In the shadow of that solitary sentinel peak her life had been passed; she had gathered chestnuts and chincapins among its wooded clefts, and clambered over its gray boulders as fearlessly as the young llamas of the Parime; and now, as it rapidly receded and finally vanished, she felt as if the last link that bound her to the past had suddenly snapped; the last friendly face which had daily looked down on her for twelve years was shut out forever, and she and Grip were indeed alone, in a great, struggling world of selfishness and sin.

    St. Elmo

  • In the shadow of that solitary sentinel peak her life had been passed; she had gathered chestnuts and chincapins among its wooded clefts, and clambered over its gray boulders as fearlessly as the young llamas of the Parimé; and now, as it rapidly receded and finally vanished, she felt as if the last link that bound her to the past had suddenly snapped; the last friendly face which had daily looked down on her for twelve years was shut out forever, and she and Grip were indeed alone, in a great struggling world of selfishness and sin.

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

  • Always, when she was a girl, -- whether it was eggs, or berries, or chincapins, or what, -- it was Miss Harrit's nature to get and to keep; and when she got old, dat all turned to money. "

    Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. Vol. I

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