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Chevy   Listen
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Chevy  n.  (Written also chivy, and chivvy)  (Eng.)
1.
A cry used in hunting.
2.
A hunt; chase; pursuit.
3.
The game of prisoners' base. See Base, n., 24.






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"Chevy" Quotes from Famous Books



... the ponderous honor. Who can be the representative of such a Parnassian constituency of divine poets, philosophers, romancers, historians, from Beowulf to the last new novel? The consciousness is crushing. The momentary representative feels himself to be like Mr. Chevy Slyme "the most littery fellow in the world," who is over-borne like the bride of the Lord ...
— Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O • Various

... and fruitful we have ever had. Emerson awakened us, saved us from the body of this death. It is the sound of the trumpet that the young soul longs for, careless of what breath may fill it. Sidney heard it in the ballad of 'Chevy Chase,' and we in Emerson. Nor did it blow retreat, but called us ...
— Ralph Waldo Emerson • Oliver Wendell Holmes

... by presentiments, and the words of the boy made him moody. Percy was a lineal descendant of the Earl Percy who was slain in the battle of Chevy Chase, and he felt all day as if some great ...
— James Otis The Pre-Revolutionist • John Clark Ridpath

... trippingly from the tongue with such regular emphasis and cadence as to lead instinctively to a sort of sing-song in the recital of it. Ballads are more frequently written in common metre lines of eight and six syllables alternating. Such is the famous ballad of "Chevy Chace,"[5] which has been growing in popular esteem for more than three hundred years. Ben Jonson used to say he would rather have been the author of it than of all his works. Sir Philip Sidney, in his discourse on poetry, says of it: ...
— The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2 • Various

... 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

... callow young ducks, swimming up stream. The ducks chevy the flies, taking them out of the very ...
— Angling Sketches • Andrew Lang

... prate. The 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

... you get calling serious work like that fun.—But look ye there. Soon chevy these ...
— The Young Castellan - A Tale of the English Civil War • George Manville Fenn

... Norman pennon. Captured by the Douglas in the raid which led to the battle of Otterburn, as celebrated in the old ballad of Chevy Chase. (Sprague.) ...
— Lady of the Lake • Sir Walter Scott

... forest mother of the pied infant reared and trimmed by historians to show the world its fatherly antecedent steps. The hand of Rose Mackrell is at least suggested in more than one of the ballads. Here the Welsh irruption is a Chevy Chase; next we have the countess for ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... "You are going back to an excellent establishment, where you will enjoy all the comforts of home—I can specially recommend the stickjaw; look out for it on Tuesdays and Fridays. You will once more take part in the games and lessons of happy boyhood. (Did you ever play 'chevy' when you were a boy before? You'll enjoy chevy.) And you will find your companions easy enough to get on with, if you don't go giving yourself airs; they won't stand airs. Now good-bye, ...
— Vice Versa - or A Lesson to Fathers • F. Anstey

... contempt with which our fine old ballads were regarded, and showed the scoffers that the same gold which, burnished and polished, gives lustre to the Aeneid and the Odes of Horace, is mingled with the rude dross of Chevy Chace. ...
— Critical and Historical Essays Volume 2 • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... dinner. This venerable apartment, which had witnessed the feasts of several generations of the Osbaldistone family, bore also evidence of their success in field-sports. Huge antlers of deer, which might have been trophies of the hunting of Chevy Chace, were ranged around the walls, interspersed with the stuffed skins of badgers, otters, martens, and other animals of the chase. Amidst some remnants of old armour, which had, perhaps, served against the Scotch, hung the more valued weapons of silvan war, cross-bows, guns ...
— A Book of English Prose - Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools • Percy Lubbock

... then the monster city that another century and a 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 ...
— A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume III (of 4) • Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy



Words linked to "Chevy" :   harass, annoy, nettle, torment, beset, rile, nark, needle, bother, chivvy, get to, vex, devil, gravel, bedevil, harry, rag, dun, chafe, frustrate, crucify, haze, chivy, goad, hassle, provoke, get at, irritate



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