Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chivy.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chivy.

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Examples

  • 'Tis a good dog, and he chivies the wolves finely.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • D'you think a cat habitually rounds up two dozen rats and then chivies 'em out into the street for sport?

    Average Jones

  • She shrieks, yells, sings, chivies the servant, and skims plates out of the window at the passers-by.

    The Stark Munro Letters

  • She shrieks, yells, sings, chivies the servant, and skims plates out of the window at the passers-by.

    The Stark Munro Letters

  • All the exquisite, surrounding obscurity was animated by that music, which continued in the distance, in the mystery of the leaves and of the stones, in the depths of all the small, black holes of rocks or walls; it seemed like chivies in miniature, or rather, a sort of frail concert somewhat mocking -- oh! not very mocking, and without any maliciousness -- led timidly by inoffensive gnomes.

    Ramuntcho

  • Once, while I stood gazing up at the tower, the clock struck twelve with a very deep intonation, and immediately some chivies began to play, and kept up their resounding music for five minutes, as measured by the hand upon the dial.

    Our Old Home A Series of English Sketches A Series of English Sketches

  • You’d take a wild species, say a wolf that hunts caribou by long pursuit, and apply selection experimentally to see if you could breed, say, a dogged little wolf that chivies rabbits underground: let’s call it a Jack Russell terrier.

    The Wonder That Is Dog, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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