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  • v. Present participle of chirr.


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  • "chirring" of the myriads of insects that haunted the bushy growth with which the whole face of the country was covered, and the occasional call of a bird.

    A Middy in Command A Tale of the Slave Squadron

  • And as he sang, the memories of the tree from which the harp was made were awoken, and the people of the court were stunned to find themselves surrounded by the scents of spring, by the murmuring of a summer breeze, by the chirring of insects, the pattering of rain, the call of the cuckoo.

    Blood Ninja II

  • He knew it was nighttime by the calls of the owls and chirring of the night insects.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • Outside the cave, in the brazen heat and light of a summer afternoon in Allaxios, only the insects were awake and chirring.


  • She seemed to be cawing — croaking, crackling, chirring — though in the absence of anything intelligible, how was it possible to tell?

    What Happened to the Baby?

  • Crickets chorused through the open windows, their chirring coming in on a warm spring breeze.

    Red Knife

  • I had known summer days on the prairie when the chirring of insects was a constant, morn to night, so that after a time one could not hear them.

    Renegade's Magic

  • The creaking of the frogs and the constant chirring of the insects abruptly ceased when I coughed.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Instead, I moved a few hundred feet away, listening intently for the chirring of his neighbors.

    Field & Streams Ultimate Winter Survival Tips

  • Around me, the dry warm evening was filled with the chirring of insects from the fields.

    Shaman's Crossing


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