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The little chimneysweeper skulks along,

Plagues also have been raised by anointing the And marks with sooty stains the heedless throng. chinks of doors, and the like. Bacon's Nat. Hist.

Gay. 'Though birds have no epiglottis, yet they so Even lying Ned, the chimney's receper of Savoy, contract the cbink of their larinx, as to prevent and Tom the Portugal dustinan, put in their the admission of wet or dry indigested. Browa. claims.

Arbuthnot. Other inventions, false and absurd, that are 2. It is used proverbially for one of a mean like so many chinks and boles to discover the and vile occupation.

rottenness of the whole fabrick. Soutá. Golden lads and girls,

In vain she search'd each cranny of the house, must, As chimneysweepers, come to dust: Shakspeare, To ChiaK v. a. (derived by Skinner from

Each gaping ebink impervious to a mouse. Swift. CHIN. n. s. [cinné, Sax. kinn, Germ.] The part of the face beneath the under

the sound.) To shake so as to make a

sound. lip. But all the words I could get of her, was wry

He chinks his purse, and takes his seat of state; ing laer waist, and thrusting out her chin.

With ready quills the dedicators wait. Pope. Sidney.

TO CHINK. V. n. To sound by striking With his Amazonian chin he drove

each other. The bristled lips before him Sbakspeare. Lord Strutt's money shines as bright, and

He rais'd his hardy head, which sunk again, chinks as well, as 'squire South's. Arbuthnet. And sinking on his bosom, knock'd his chin. When not a guinea cbink'don Martin's boards,

Dryden. And Atwill's self was drain'd of all his hoards. CHI'NA. n. s. [from China, the country

Secift. where it is made.] China ware; porce CHI'NKY. adj. [from chink.] Full of lain ; a species of vessels made in China, holes ; gaping ; opening into narrow dimiy, transparent, partaking of the

clefts.' qualities of earth and glass. They are

But plaister thou the cbinky hives with clay: made by mingling two kinds of earth,

Dryden's Virgil


Grimalkin, to domestic vermin sworn of which one easily vitrities; the other An everlasting foe, with watchful eye resists a very strong heat: when the vi-, Lies nightly brooding o'er a chinky gap, trifiable earth is melted into glass, they Protending her fell claws, to thoughtless mice are completely burnt.

Sure ruin.

Philips' Poems Spleen, vapours, or small-pox above them all; CHINTS. n. s. Cloth of cotton made in And mistress of herseif, though china fall. Pope. India, and printed with colours. After supper, carry your plate and china to

Let a charming chints, and Brussels lace, gether in the same basket.

Swijt. Wrap my cold limbs, and shade my lifeless face. CHINA-ORANGE, 11. s. [from China and

Pepe orange.] The street orange : brought CHI'OPPINE. n. s. [from chapin, Span.) originally from China.

A high shoe, formerly worn by ladies. Not many years has the China-orange been Your ladyship is nearer heaven than when I propagated in Portugal and Spain. Mortimer. saw you last, by the altitude of a cbioppise. CHI'NA-ROOT. n. s. [from China and

Sbakspeare. root.] A medicinal root, brought origi.

The woman was a giantess, and yet walked nally from China.

always in chioppines.

Cowley. CHINCOUGH. n, s. [perhaps more pro

CHIP, CHEAP, CHIPPING, in the names perly kincough, from kinchin, to pant,

of places, imply a market; from the Dutch, and cough.] A violent and con Saxon cyppan ceapan, to buy. Gibson. vulsive cough, to which children are

To CHIP. v. a. (probably corrupted from subject

chop.] To cut into smail pieces; to I have observed a chincouch complicated with diminish, by cutting away a little at a an intermitting fever. Floyer on tbe Humours. time. CHINE. n. s. Leschine, Fr. schiena, Ital.

His mangled myrmidons, spina, Lat. cein, Arm.]

Noseless, handless, hackt and chipt, come to him, I. The part of the back in which the spine Crying on Hector. Sbakspeare's Troil. and Cres.

To return to our statue in the block of marble: or backbone is found.

we see it sometimes only begun to be cbippet; She strike him such a blow upon liis chine that

sometimes rough hewn, and just sketched into she opened all his body.

an human figure.

Å ddison's Spectater. he presents her with the tusky head,

The critick strikes out all that is not just; And chine with rising bristles roughly spread.

And 'r is ev'n so the butler chips his crust. King. Dryden.

Industry 2. A piece of the back of an animal.

Taught him to cbip the wood, and hew the stone. Cut out the burly boned clown in chines of

Tbcmset beef ere thou sleer.

Sbakspeare. CHIP, 11. s. [from the verb.] He had killd tight fat hogs for this season, and he had dealt about his chines very liberally

1. A small piece taken off by a cutting inamongst his neighlours.


strument. TO *. a. (from the noun.) To cut

Cucumbers do extremely affect moisture, and

over-drink themselves, which chaff or cbips forinto chines.


Bacon. He that in his line did cbine the long ribb’d

That chip made iron swim, not by natural Appenine.


Taylor. CINK. n. s. [cinan, to gape, Sax.) A

The straw was laid below; small aperture longwise; an opening or Of chips and serewood was the second row. gap between the parts of any thing.

Dryden's Fablering Pyramus and Tnisbe did talk through the cbink 2. A small piece, however made. of a wail.

Sbaksp. Midsum. Nigbi's Dream. The manganese lies in the vein in lumps

wrecked, in an irregular manner, among clay, CHIRP. n. s. [from the verb.] The voice spar, and cbips of stone.

Woodward. of birds or insects. CHIPPING. N. s. (from To clip.] A frage Winds over us whisper’d, flocks by us did ment cut off,

bleat, They dung their land with the chippings of a And chirp went the grasshopper under our feet. sort of soft stone. Mortimer's Husbandry.

Spectator. The clippings and filings of these jewels, could CHI'R PER. n. s. (from chirp.] One that they be preserved, are of more value than the

chirps; one that is cheerful. whole mass of ordinary authors. Felton. To Chirr E. v. n. (ceorian, Sax:) See CHIRA'GRICAL. adj.[from chiragra, Lat.] CHURME. To coo as a pigeon. Yunius.

Having the gout in the hand ; subject CHIRU'RGEON. n. s. (xrigaugy, from to the gout in the hand.

xsig, the band, and syou, work.] One Chiragrical persons do suffer in the finger as

that cures ailments, not by internal well as in the wrist, and sometimes first of all,

medicines, but outward applications. Brown's Vulgar Errowrs. CHIRO'GRAPHER. n. s. [xsly, the hand,

It is now generally pronounced, and by

many written, surgeon. and ypáow, to write.] He that exercises

When a man's wounds cease to smart, only or professes the art or business of

because he has lost his feeling, they are neverwriting.

theless mortal, for his not seeing his need of a Thus passerh it from this office to the chiro chirurgeon.

Soutb's Sermons. graphers, to be engrossed.

Bacon. Chiru'RGERY, n. s. [from chirurgeon.] CHIRO'GRAPHIST. n. s. (See CHIRO. The art of curing by external applica

GRAPHER.) This word is used in the tions. This is called surgery. following passage, I think improperly, Gynecia having skill in chirurgery, an art in for one that tells fortunes by examining

those days much esteemed.

Sidney, the hand : the true word is chirosoplist,

Nature could do nothing in her case without or chiromancer.

the help of chirurgery, in drying up the luxurious

filesh, and making way to pull out the rotten Let the phisiognomists examine his features;


Wiscmane above all, let us consult for the comculation of CHIRU'R GICAL. adj. See CHIRURhis nativity.

Arbutbrot and Pope.

CHIRU'RGICK. GEON. CHIRO'GRAPHY. n. s. (See CHIROGRA 1. Having qualities useful in outward apPHER.] The art of writing.

plications to hurts. CHI'ROMANCER. N. s. (See CHIROMAN

As to the chirurgical or physical virtues of

wax, it is reckoned a mean between hot and cy.) One that foretels future events by


Mortimer. inspecting the hand.

2. Relating to the manual part of healing. The middle sort, who have not much to spare, To chiromancers' cheaper art repair,

3. Manual in general, consisting in opera

tions of the hand. Who clap the pretty palm, to make the lines

This sense, though more fair.

Dryden's Juvenal. the first according to etymology, is now CHI'ROMANCY.n. s. [x tip, the hand, and

scarce found. pavla, a prophet.] The art of forctell

The chirurgital or manual part doth refer to

the making instruments, and exercising particuing the events of life, by inspecting the

lar experiments.

Wilkins. band.

CHI'SEL. n.s. (ciseau, Fr. of scissum, Lat.) There is not much considerable in that doc

An instrument with which wood or stone trine of chiromancy, that spots in the top of the nails do signify things past; in the middle,

is pared away:

'What fine chisel things present; and at the bottom, events to come. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Could ever yet cut breath? Let no man mock TO CHIRP. v. n. [perhaps contracted

For I will kiss her.

Sbakspeare. from cbeer up. The Dutch have circken.) There is such a seeming softness in the limbs, To make a cheerful noise ; as birds, as if not a cbisel had hewed them out of stone, when they call without singing.

but a pencil had drawn and stroahed them in oil. She chirping ran, he peeping flew away,

Wotton. Till hard by them both he and she did stay:

Imperfect shapes: in marble such are seen, Sidney.

When the rude chisel does the man begin. Dryd. Came he right now to sing a raven's note;

TO CHI'SEL. v. a. (from the noun.] To And thinks he that the chirping of a wren

cut with a chisel. Can chase away the first conceived sound? CHIT. n. s. [according to Dr. Hickes,

Sbakspeare. from kind, Germ. child ; perhaps from
No cbirping lark the welkin sheen invokes.

Gay's Pastorals. chico, little, Span.)
The careful hen

1. A child ; a baby: generally used of Calls all her chirping family around. Thomson. young persons in contempt. TO CHIRP. v. a. [This seems apparently

These will appear such chits in story,

"T will turn ali politicks to jest. Anonymous. corrupted from cheer up.] to make

2. The shoot of corn from the end of the cheerful. Let no sober bigot here think it a sin

grain. A cant term with maltsters. To push on the chirping and moderate bottle.

Barley, couched four days, will begin to shew Fourson.


the cbit or sprit at the root-end. Sir Balaam now, he lives like other folks ; 3. A freckle. [from chickpea.] In this He takes his chirping pint, he cracks his jokes. sense it is seldom used.

Pope. To CHIT. V. n. (from the noun.] TO


sprout; to shoot at the end of the called sergeantry; and is again divided into grain : cant.

grand or petit, i. e. great or small. Chivalry I have known barley cbit in seven hours after that may hold of a common person, as well as it had been thrown forth.

of the king, is called scutagium.

Coroll, CHI'ICHAT. n. s. (corrupted by redupli- Chi'ves. n. s. [cite, Fr. Skinner.]

cation from chat.) Prattle; idle prate; 1. The threads or filaments rising in flow. idle talk. A word only used in ludicrous ers with seeds at the end. conversation.

The masculine or prolific seed contained in I am a member of the female society, who call the chives or apices of the stamina. R... ourselves the chit-chat club. Spectator. 2. A species of small onion. Skinar. Chi’TTERLINGS. n. s. without singular. CHLORO'sis. n. s. (from xhue, greto.) [from schyterlingh, Dut. Minshew; from

The greensickness. kutteln, Germ. Skinner.] The guts; the TO CHOAK. See CHOKE. bowels. Skinner.

CHO'COLATE. n. s. (chocolate, Span.) CHI'TTY. adj. (from chit.] Childish; like 1. The nut of the cacao or cocoa tree, a baby.

The tree hath a rose flower, of a great 20 CHI'VALRous. adj. [from chivalry.] Re ber of petals, from whose empalemezes arisis

lating to chivalry, or errant knighthood; the pointal, being a tube cut into many knightly; warlike; adventurous; daring.

which becomes a truit shaped supervliet ik: Out of use.

cucumber, and deeply furrowed, in which ? And noble minds of yore allied were

contained several seeds, collected into an ob In brave pursuit of ebivalrous emprise. F.Queen.

heap, and slit down, somewhat like almond, 1

is a native of America, and is found in 3 CHIVALRY. p. s. [chevalerie, French, plenty in several places between the trupia;

knighthood, froin cheval, a horse ; as and grows wild. See Coco A. eques in Latin. It ought properly to 2. The cake or mass, made by grinding the be written chevalry. It is a word not kernel of the cacao nut with other submuch used, but in old poems or ro stances, to be dissolved in hot water. mances.]

The Spaniards were the first who brouge 1. Knighthood; a military dignity.

chocolate into use in Europe, to promote the There be now, for martial encouragement,

consumption of their cacao-nuts, achiot, and some degrees and orders of chivolry; which, ne

other drugs, which their West Indies furnishi

, vertheless, are conferred promiscuously upon

and which enter the composition of cbocolak. soldiers and no soldiers. Bacon.

Chambers. 2. The qualifications of a knight ; as, va

3. The liquor made by a solution of cholour, dexterity in arms.

colate in hot water. 'Thou hast slain

Clocolate is certainly much the best of these The fow'r of Europe for his cbivalry. Sbaksp.

three exotick liquors its oil seems to be both I may speak it to my shame,

rich, alimentary, and anodyne. I have a truant been to chivalry. Sbakspeare.

In fumes of burning cbocolate shall glow, 3. The general system of knighthood.

And tremble at the sea that froths below. Pepco Solemnly he swore,

CHO'COLATE HOUSE. n. s. [chocolate and That, by the faith which knights to knighthood house.] A house where company is en•

bore, And whate'er else to chivalry belongs,

tertained with chocolate. He would not cease vill be reveng'd their wrongs.

Ever since that time, Lisander has been twice a day at the chocolate-bouse.

Tatier. Dryden. 4. An adventure ; an exploit. Not in use.

CHODE. The old preterit of chide. They four doing acts more dangerous, though

And Jacob was wroth, and chade with Laban. less famous because they were but private cbi valry.


n. s. (choix, French.] 5. The body or order of knights.

1. The act of choosing ; determination And by his light

between different things proposed; elec. Did all the chivalry of England move

tion, To do brave acts.

Sbakspeare. If you oblige me suddenly to chuse, 6. In law.

The choice is made; for I must both refuse.Drza Servitium militare, of the French chevalier ; a Soft elocution doth thy style renown; tenure of land by knight's service. There is no Gentle or sharp, according to thy choice, land but is holden mediately or immediately of To laugh at fodies, or to lash at vice. Dryds, the crown, by some service or other; and there 2. The power of choosing; election. fore are all our freeholds, that are to us and our Choice there is not, unless the thing which we heirs, called feuda, fees, as proceeding from take be so in our power, that we might have re the benefit of the king. As the king gave to the fused it. If fire consume the stable, it chooseth nobles large possessions for this or that rent and not so to do, because the nature thereof is such service, so they parcelled out their lands, so re that it can do no other. ceived for rents and services, as they thought There's no liberty like the freedom of having good: and those services are by Littleton divided it at my own choice, whether I will live to the into chivalry and socage. The one is martial world, or to myself.

L'Estrert and military; the other, clownish and rustick. To talk of compelling a man to be good, is a Cbivalry, therefore, is atenure of service,where contradiction; for where there is force, there by the tenant is bound to perform some noble can be no choice. Whereas, all moral gorde or military office unto his lord: and is of two consisteth in the elective act of the understand. sorts; either regal, that is, such as may hold ing will.

Grew's Cosmologia Sasta. only of the king; or such as may also hold of a Whether he will remove his contemplain common person as well as of the king. That from one idea to another, is many cimes in his which may hold only of the king, is properly cbeice.


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3. Care in choosing ; curiosity of distinc The lords and ladies having brought the queen tion.

To a prepar'd place in the choir, fell off Julius Cæsar did write a collection of apo

At distance from her.

Sbakspeare. phthegms: it is pity his book is lost ; for I ima- To CHOKE. v. a. (aceocan, Sax. from gine they were collected with judgment and ceoca, the cheek or mouth.' According cboice.

Bacon's Apophthegms. to Minsheau, from 977; whence, pro4. The thing chosen ; the thing taken, or

bably, the Spanish ahogar.] approved, in preference to others.

1. To suffocate ; to kill by stopping the Your choice is not so rich in birth as beauty; That you might well enjoy her. Sbakspeare.

passage of respiration.

But when to iny good lord I prove untrue, Take to thee, from among the cherubim,

I'll choke myself. Thy choice of flaming warriours. Milton.

Slakspeare. Now, Mars, she said, let fame exalt her voice;

While you thunder'd, clouds of dust did choke Contending troops.

Waller. Nor let thy conquests only be her choice. Prior. 5. The best part of any thing, that is more

2. To stop up; to obstruct; to block up

a passage. properly the object of choice. The choice and flower of all things profitable in

Men troop'd up to the king's capacious court, other books, the Psalms do both more briefly

Whose porticos were cbok'd with the resort.

Chapmax. contain, and more movingly also express. Hvoker. Thou art a mighty prince: in the cboice of

They are at a continual expence to cleause the our sepulchres bury thy dead. Genesis.

ports, and keep them from being cboked up, by the help of several engines.

Addison on Itely. Their riders, the flow'r and choice

While pray’rs and tears his destin'd progress Of many provinces, from bound to bound.



And crowds of mourners chcke their sov'reign's 6. Several things proposed at once, as ob


Tickel. jects of judgment and election.

3. To hinder by obstruction or confine. A braver choice of dauntless spirits

ment. Did never float upon the swelling tide. Sbaksp.

As two spent swimmers, that do cling toge 7. To make Choice of. To choose ; to

ther, take from several things proposed.

And choke their art.

Sbakspeare. Wisdom of what herself approves makes cboice, She cannot lose her perfect pow'r to see, Nor is led captive by the common voice. Denb. Tho' mists and clouds do choke her windowChoice. adj. (choisi, French.]



It seemeth the fire is so cboked, as not to be 1. Select ; of extraordinary value.

able to remove the stone. After having set before the king the choicest of

Bacon's Nat. Hist. wines and fruits, he told him the best part of his

You must make the mould big enough to conentertainment was to come. Guardian.

tain the whole fruit, when it is grown to the

greatest; for else Thus, in a sea of folly tcss'd,


Will choke the spreading of

Swift. My choicest hours of life are lost.

the fruit.

Bacon's Natural History.

The fire, which ebok'd in ashes lay, 2. Chary; frugal ; careful : used of per

A lead too heavy for his soul to move,

Was upward blown below, and brush'd away He that is choice of his time, will also be

by love.

Dryden. choice of his company, and choice of his actions.

4. To suppress. Taylor's Holy Living.

And yet we ventur'd; for the gain propos'd CHO'ICELESS. adj. [from choice.] With Cook'd the respect of likely peril fear'd. Sbaksp.

out the power of choosing ; without Confess thee freely of thy sin : right of choice ; not free.

For to deny each article with oath, Neither the weight of the matter of which the Cannot reinove nor cboke the strong conception cylinder is made, nor the round voluble form of That I do groan withal.

Sbakspeare it, are any more imputable to that dead choiccless 5. To overpower. creature, than the first motion of it; and, there. And that which fell among thorns are they, fore, it cannot be a fit resemblance to shew the which, when they have heard, go forth, and are

reconcileableness of fate with choice. Hammond. choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of CHO'ICELY. adv. [from choice.)

this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. Luke. 1. Curiously ; with exact choice.

No fruitful crop the sickly fields return; Á band of men,

But oats and darnel choke the rising corn. Dryd. Collected choicely from each county some. Sbak. CHOKE. N. s. [from the verb.) The fila. 2. Valuably; excellently.

mentous or capillary part of an artiIt is certain it is cbeicely good. Walton's Ang. choke. A cant word. CHOICENESS. n. s. [from choice.] Nicety; CHOKE-PEAR.N. s. [from choke and pear.) particular value.

1. A rough, harsh, unpalatable pear. Carry into the shade such auriculas, seedlings, 2. Any aspersion or sarcasm, by which anor plants, as are for their cboiceness reserved in

other is put to silence. A low term, pois.

Evelyn's Kalendar.

Pardon me for going so low as to talk of givCHOIR. n. s. [chorus, Latin.)

ing boke-pears.

Clarissa. 1. An assembly or band of singers. CHO'KE-WEED. n. s. [ervangina.] A They now assist the choir

Of angels, who their songs admire. Waller.
2. The singers in divine worship.

CHO'KER: n. s. [from choke.]
The cboir,

1. One that chokes or suffocates another. With all the choicest musick of the kingdom, 2. One that puts another to silence.

Together sung Te Deum. Sbakspeare. 3. Any thing that cannot be answered. 3. ? he part of the church where the cho. Cho'k Y. adj. [from choke.] That has the ristors or singers are placed.

power of suffocation.


Co’LA GO GUES. . . [x-A9, bile.] Medi

Knaves abroad, cines which have the power of purging

Who having by their own importunate suit bile or choler.

Convinced or supplied them, they cannot cheese
But they must blab.

Sbakspeare CHO'LER. n. s. [cholera, Latin, from

When a favourite shall be raised upon the 2002]

foundation of merit, then can he not choose but 3. The bile.


Bacon. Marcilius Ficimus increases these proportions,

Threw down a golden apple in her way; adding two more of pure choler. Wotton.

For all her haste, she could not choose but stay. There would be a main defect, if such a feed

Dryden mg animal, and so subject unto diseases from Those who are persuaded that they shall conbilious causes, should want a proper conveyance tinue for ever, cannot choose but aspire after a for choler. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

happiness commensurate to their duration. 2. The humour which, by its super

Tilletser. abundance, is supposed to produce iras, CHO'OSER. n. s. [from choose.) He that cibility.

has the power or office of choosing It engenders cheler, planteth anger;

elector. And better 't were that both of us did fast,

Come all into this nut, quoth she ; Sice, of ourselves, ourselves are cholerick, Come closely in, be ruled by me;

Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh. Sbak. Each one may here a cbooser be, 3. Anger; rage.

For room you need not wrestle. Drayton. Put him to choler straight; he hath been used

In all things to deal with other men, as if I Ever to conquer, and to have his word

might be my own chooser. Hammond's Práct.Cat. Of contradiction.


This generality is not sufficient to make a He, methinks, is no great scholar,

good chooser, without a more particular contracWho can mistake desire for choler. Prior.

tion of his judgment.

Wottos. CHO'LERICK. adj. {cholericus, Lat.]

To CHOP. v. a. (kappen, Dutch ; couper,

French.] 1. Abounding with choler. Our two great poets being so different in their

'I. To cut with a quick blow. tempers, the one cholerick and sanguine, the

What shall we do, if we perceive other phlegmatick and melancholick. Dryden,

Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots? 2. Angry; irascible: of persons.

Cbap off his head, man. Sbabspeare.

Within these three days his head is to be chap Bull, in the main, was an honest plain-dealing off.

Shakspears fellow, cbolerick, bold, and of a very unconstant And where the clever cbops the heifer's spoil, temper.

Thy breathing nostril hold.

Gay's Trici. 3. Angry; offensive : of words or actions.

2. To devour eagerly : with up. There came in cholerick haste towards me about seven or eight knights.


You are for making a hasty meal, and for Becanus threateneth all that read him, using

chopping up your entertainment like an hungry

clown. his confideni, or rather cbolerick speech. Raleigh.

Dryden. CHO'LERICKNESS. N. s. [from cholerick.]

Upon the opening of his mouth he drops his

breakfast, which the fox presently cbopped up. Anger; irascibility ; peevishness.

L'Estranges 7. CHOOSE. v. a. I chose, I have chosen, 3. To mince; to cut into small pieces. or chose. (choisir, Fr. ceoran, Saxon,

They break their bones, and chop them in kiesen, Germ.]

pieces, as for the pot.

Some granaries are made with clay, mixed 1. To take by way of preference of several

with hair, chopped straw, mulch, and such like. things offered ; not to reject.

Mortimer's Husbandry. Did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel By dividing of them into chapters and verses, to be my priest.

1 Samuel.

they are so chopped and minced, and stand so I may neither cboose whom I would, nor re broken and divided, that the common people fuse whom I dislike.

Sbakspeare. take the verses usually for different aphorisms. If he should offer to choose, and choose the

Lake. right casket, you should refuse to perform your 4. To break into chinks. father's will if you should refuse to accept


I remember the cow's dugs, that her pretty Sbakspeare. chopt hands had milked.

Sbakipcart 2. To take; not to refuse.

To CHOP. v. n. Let us choose to us judgment; let us know. among ourselves what is good.


1. To do any thing with a quick and unThe will has still so much freedom left as to

expected motion, like that of a blow: as enable it to cboose any act in its kind good; as we say, the wind chops about, that is,

also to refuse any act in its kind evil. Soutb. changes suddenly. 3. To select ; to pick out of a number. If the body repercussing be near, and yet not

How much less shall I answer him, and choose so near as to make a concurrent echo, it cboppeto out my words to reason with him? Job. with you upon the sudden. Bacon's Nat. Hist. 4. To elect for eternal happiness; to pre

2. To catch with the mouth. destinate to life. A term of theolo Out of greediness to get both, he cbobs at the gians.

shadow, and loses the substance. L'Estrange: To Choose. v. n. To have the power of 3. To light or happen upon a thing sudchoice between different things. It is

denly : with upon. generally joined with a negative, and To CHOP. 7. a. (ceapan, Saxon; kooper!, signifies must necessarily be.

Dutch, to buy.) Without the influence of the Deity support

1. To purchase, generally by way of ing things, their utter annihilation could not truck; to give one thing for another. choose but follow.'

Hooker. The obopping of basgains, when a man buys

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