Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, July 3, 2014 – chivy
Posted on 07/03/2014 4:38:40 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
chivy \CHIV-ee\ verb
1. to tease or annoy with persistent petty attacks
2. to move or obtain by small maneuvers.
"After chivvying a batch [of whirligig beetles] into a food storage box, Lemann, manager of animal and visitor programs [at the Audubon Insectarium], sniffed his fingers. The beetles emit a chemical to deter predators, but they're no stink bugs: 'It smells like sour apple candy. I love it.'"
Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press State and Local Wire, October 8, 2012
"Chivy," which is also spelled "chivvy," became established in our language in the early 20th century and at first meant "to harass or chase." Early usage examples are of people chivying a chicken around to catch it and of a person chivying around food that is frying. The word itself is from the British noun of the same spelling meaning "chase" or "hunt." The noun is believed to be derived from "Chevy Chase"a term for "chase" or "confusion" that is taken from the name of a ballad describing the 1388 battle of Otterburn between the Scottish and English. (A "chase" in this context is an unenclosed tract of land in England that is used as a game preserve.)
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
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WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
the other day i was watching tv when somebody knocked on the door. i did not answer because i was in my chivy’s, and didn’t want to shock the poor person.
It used to be that the leftists assaulted our American way of life with chivy attacks, but now it’s a full blown war.
Historians like Gibbon and Livy
Would note how Obama will chivy
The workers and makers
Loves shirkers and fakers
Wants to grab all the wealth and then divvy
I’ve had 5 delightful grandchildren visiting all week, and they’ve chivvied me all over the place!
My 3 year-old grandson has a cute way of getting me to do what he wants. I’ll be sitting on my deck, reading, and he’ll go over to the swing set and stand there for a few seconds, and then yell, “Can somebody push me on the swing?”
Somebody? I’m the only one here!
Chevy Chase chivvies chibi chinchompas.
*chibi is the Japanese word for ‘small.’
*chinchompa is a virtual animal in the MMORPG, Runescape.
The muscle spasms do more to chivy my recovery than anything else. I hate them. The doc gave me new meds to counteract them. I am hopeful.
Seems he just wanted publicity for his foray into porn.
A bold plan, for sure.
When do you chivy up to canuckistan?
I take my chivy to the levee on Sunday.
What a treat for you!
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