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Chevy   Listen
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Chevy  v. t.  See Chivy, v. t. (Slang, Eng.) "One poor fellow was chevied about among the casks in the storm for ten minutes."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Chevy" Quotes from Famous Books



... not avail him, that he has but quoted from the ballad of Chevy Chase. It is the most deformed stanza[W] of the modern deformed version which was composed in the eclipse of heart and taste, on the restoration of the Stuarts; and if such verses could then pass for serious poetry, they have ceased ...
— Short Studies on Great Subjects • James Anthony Froude

... noise behind them brought the two to a halt. They turned to discover a pre-war Chevy choking its way along the road. The aliens edged their way to a gulley along the side of the road. They were confident of a friendly reception but, in the event their calculations had been ...
— Jubilation, U.S.A. • G. L. Vandenburg

... pillows | flaunt forth, then chevy on an air- built thoroughfare: heaven-roysterers, in gay-gangs | they throng; they glitter in marches. Down roughcast, down dazzling whitewash, | wherever an elm arches, Shivelights and shadowtackle in long | lashes lace, lance, and pair. Delightfully the bright wind boisterous ...
— Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins - Now First Published • Gerard Manley Hopkins

... saffron waistcoat sprigged with forget-me-nots. He chatted entertainingly concerning the Second Pointed style of architecture; translated many of the epitaphs; and was abundant in interesting information as to Robert Bruce, and Michael Scott, and the rencounter of Chevy Chase. ...
— The Certain Hour • James Branch Cabell

... inconsequent games and breaking off in the middle of them like children looking for new pleasures. They were idling about the drinking booths, delicately stupid with quaint, thin wines, dealt out to all who asked; the maids were ready to chevy or be chevied through the blossoming thickets by anyone who chanced upon them, the men slipped their arms round slender waists and wandered down the paths, scarce seeming to care even whose waist it was they circled ...
— Gulliver of Mars • Edwin L. Arnold

... mortar only chang'd its name, In its old shape a font became. The porringers, that in a row, Hung high, and made a glitt'ring show, To a less noble substance chang'd, Were now but leathern buckets rang'd. The ballads, pasted on the wall, Of Chevy Chase, and English Mall,[3] Fair Rosamond, and Robin Hood, The little Children in the Wood, Enlarged in picture, size, and letter, And painted, lookt abundance better, And now the heraldry describe Of a churchwarden, or a tribe. A bedstead ...
— The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume I (of 2) • Jonathan Swift

... streams, clear and sparkling, or peaty and brown, join the Rede Water on its way, amongst others the little Otter Burn, by whose banks took place that stirring episode in the constant quarrels between the Douglases and Percies known as "Chevy Chase," from which the fierce battle-cries ring down the five centuries that have passed since that time, with sounds that ...
— Northumberland Yesterday and To-day • Jean F. Terry

... him from censure, and would join with others of the young men in the college in hunting, as they called it, the servitor who was thus diligent in his duty, and this they did with the noise of pots and candlesticks, singing to the tune of Chevy Chase the words in ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1 • Boswell

... inevitably political man of this day—without perilous openings for error. If I, for instance, on the part of England, should happen to turn my labours into that channel, and (on the model of Lord Percy going to Chevy Chase) ...
— The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc • Thomas de Quincey

... half has made it, but it was even more huge in its proportion to the size of any of its rivals, if rivals they could be called, among the large towns of England. The great city did not deserve the adjective that is applied to it by the poet of Chevy Chase. London was by no means lovely. However much it might have increased in size, it had increased very little in beauty, and not at all in comfort, since the days when an Elector of Hanover became King of England. It still compared only to its disadvantage with the centres ...
— A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume III (of 4) • Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy

... prosper long our noble king, Our lives and safeties all; A woful hunting once there did In Chevy-Chace befall. ...
— The World's Best Poetry, Volume 8 • Various

... no sooner struck up an hornpipe, than their feet, arms, and heads had so many twitching and convulsive motions, that not one quiet limb was to be seen amongst them; till having exercised their members as long as I saw fit, I almost laid them all to sleep with Chevy Chase, and ...
— Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) • Robert Paltock



Words linked to "Chevy" :   get to, goad, frustrate, vex, crucify, hassle, rag, harass, chevvy, haze, chafe, rile, molest, irritate, chivy, gravel, beset, bother, needle, chivvy, harry, nark, get at



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