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....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
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!
Wow, try saying that three times fast! A+ for you.
They did not like getting sliced. Keep working on your flexibility! You’ll get there! A for you.
There it is. I knew it would get here.
But the levee was dry.
thanx seekie. i’,m just chivy-ing with excitement
I don’t think I had those after my knee replacement, although I’ve had plenty of them at other times. (muscle spasms) Have you tried eating bananas? (potassium)
Hmmmm -- root word for chivaree?
I’m reading Blood Feud and there’s quite a bit of chivvying that’s gone on twist the Obams and Clintoons. Autocorrect is adding a V to the -ing form.
Did you notice that its Government Motors’ Chivy Volt that is so heavily subsidized, and not the no-subsidy/no ownership Ford that chose to NOT waste taxpayer money on a battery car?
You have a nice long weekend ahead!
It changed twixt to twist too. A for you! Do the Clintons like anybody?
And the woman in charge is a token. She is not making any of the decisions.
The animated chef seemed to chivy chives with her paring knife ...
thank you, you too!
Obama minions planned to chivy
Their king’s version of reform
Into place for illegals, but
Instead, it has caused a storm
The fact is that many people
South of Mexico can’t read
So coyotes tell them pay me-
And in the US you’ll be freed
Now people are sick and tired
Of illegals all over the place
Obama’s stealthy amnesty plan
Has blown right up in his face
I hope it gets more bearable-how are you doing?
I was so pleased to see the people in Cali turn sensible and stop those busses-no matter how much liberals preach for everyone to take these people into their communities, parasites, diseases and all, they certainly change their tune when faced with a busload of illegals ready to consume the resources like locusts-NIMBYS on every issue...
Yessir. Gubmint Motors.
Have been in the market for a pickup and really prefer the Chevy body style to the other models, and keep hearing good reports from recent buyers.
But no way in hell will they ever see my money again.
A for you. This year’s veggie garden is producing all kinds of green things. Chives are on the list to plant.
It’s a pretty nasty situation in Lackland now, where many are being housed. Why they aren’t being bussed back across the border is beyond me. A+ for you.
Yes, it is-out here, small business owners have la migra on speed dial on a good day, so no work for them here, and for those who think to disappear in the country, no way that is going to happen. They sent some “kids”-of-totally-ignorant-parents to Dallas for shelter, but it is said to be very temporary-I’d love to see planes lined up at DFW to take them back to where they came from-send their countries the bill.
No one out here wants to associate with someone who has been around any illegals because they don’t want to bring diseases or parasites to kids, whether theirs or a neighbors’...
Two word solution for our border crashers: Guantanamo Bay.
I’d prefer to send them home and not pay to care for them indefinitely.
I’d prefer to just simply leave them on the other side before they enter.
But if we have to house people while we sort them out, we should do it in our already existing prison camp for foreign criminals.
A simple message that anyone caught will be sent to Gitmo would deter.
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