Definition of Chiving
1. chive [v] - See also: chive
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Literary usage of Chiving
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"He (a bushranger] was as good a man as Jacky at any weapon that could be named, and if Jacky were game for a chiving (stabbing) match, he (Kavanagh) was ..."
2. The Zincali: An Account of the Gypsies of Spain by George Henry Borrow (1888)
"I have already alluded to chiving drav, or poisoning, which is still much practised by the English Gypsies, though it has almost entirely ceased in Spain; ..."
3. Transactions (1904)
"This method is frequently adopted when changing over an existing shop to electric chiving, but, of course, all extensions could be made with independent ..."
4. Proceedings by Journal, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1849)
"... its utility and advantages have been fully developed ; it gives the means of instantaneous disconnection from the main chiving shafts, which can be ..."
5. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1857)
"... energy, and zeal of these travellers, he was sure they might look forward to rt chiving much valuable and interesting information from them. ..."
6. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1920)
"As children in modern civilized times play at dining and chiving horses and going to church, so a main amusement of savage children is to imitate the ..."
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