Chlorides: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature ChippingsChipping Sparrow.ndash;Neltje Blanchan in Bird Neighbors.The preparation of pulp by this process consists briefly in first cutting up the logs into suitable sections and throwing them into a chipping machine.ndash;David N. Carvalho in Forty Centuries of Ink.Yvonne sat, chipping an egg and casting sidelong glances at Gethryn, which were always met and returned with interest.ndash;Robert W. Chambers in In the Quarter.I either came near chipping off the edge of a sugar plantation, or I yawed too far from shore, and so dropped back into disgrace again and got abused.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Life on the Mississippi.Yet in all that time he only learned to grind his flint stones instead of chipping them.ndash;Arthur Conan Doyle in A Study in Scarlet.So Michael Angelo, a kindred genius, did not keep cutting and chipping away, thinking how Moses ought to look, and what sort of a nose he ought to have, and in what position his head might best rest upon his shoulders.ndash;John Fiske in The Unseen World and Other Essays.Mrs. Rossall had taken an egg, but, after fruitlessly chipping at the shell throughout this conversation, put down her spoon and appeared to abandon the effort to commence her meal.ndash;George Gissing in A Life's Morning.There they would remain till evening, chipping away at blocks of granite, and breathing the dust created by their labor.ndash;Julian Hawthorne in Subterranean Brotherhood.I think I would just as soon be quietly chipping my own flint axe, after the manner of my forefathers a few thousand years back, as be troubled with the endless malady of thought which now infests us all, for such reward.ndash;Thomas Henry Huxley in Autobiography and Selected Essays.For which purpose he carried a vacation hammer in his pocket, and made from time to time a note or two as he went along, or filled his pockets with the chippings of vacation rocks.ndash;Stephen Leacock in Arcadian Adventures With the Idle Rich.
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