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  • Besides, with a surgically enhanced, chippered brain, I might very well become deadly dull at cocktail parties.

    FREAK-TV: Care for a Brain Chip? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I could see that he was a-most gone when I got there; but he chippered up a little for a minute as I shook hands with him and ast him how he was.

    The Aztec Treasure-House

  • "I've been kind of low-spirited, and, thinks I, if there is a place where I could get chippered up it's down to the poor-house, where it's always so lively and sociable; and if Mis 'Bemis ain't a-goin' to send for me I'll jest go over and find out the reason why."

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • From an oak that shaded the porch a squirrel chippered at them.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • There, still more bats bung and chippered in protest as the intruders passed.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • The king and the duke turned out by and by looking pretty rusty; but after they'd jumped overboard and took a swim it chippered them up a good deal.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • He looked more and more like a well-to-do old English sparrow, and chippered faster and faster.

    Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches

  • From the point of view of modern English criticism, which likes to be melted, and horrified, and astonished, and blood-curdled, and goose - fleshed, no less than to be "chippered up" in fiction, Senor Valdes were indeed incorrigible.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • It chippered a minute, twinkled its bead-like eyes, then, with

    Nine Little Goslings

  • "There was nothing that chippered you up so, as being real driving busy," Mrs. Jeffords said.

    The Other Girls

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  • He looked more and more like a well-to-do old English sparrow, and chippered faster and faster.
    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1877, Deephaven

    January 28, 2010