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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



... prisoners in the Tower two fat bucks for a feast. This circumstance was the origin of the present ballad. It was written by Sir Francis Wortley, one of the prisoners. This ballad, as we learn by the concluding lines, was to be sung to the popular tune of "Chevy Chace." ...
— Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 • Charles Mackay

... wylde thorough the woods went, On every side shear; Grehounds thorough the groves glent, For to kill thir deer. BALLAD OF CHEVY ...
— Waverley Volume XII • Sir Walter Scott



Words linked to "Chevy" :   rag, get at, chevvy, chivy, nark, crucify, goad, frustrate, devil, bedevil, harass, torment, chivvy, bother, beset, get to



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