2. To ruminate mentally; to meditate on.
He chews revenge, abjuring his offense. To chew the cud, to chew the food over again, as a cow; to ruminate; hence, to meditate.
Every beast the parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the
beasts, that ye shall eat.
Deut. xxiv. 6.
(Chew), v. i. To perform the action of biting and grinding with the teeth; to ruminate; to meditate.
old politicians chew wisdom past.
(Chew), n. That which is chewed; that which is held in the mouth at once; a cud. [Law]
(Chew"er) n. One who chews.
(Chew"et), n. A kind of meat pie. [Obs.]
(Che"wink) n. (Zoöl.) An american bird (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) of the Finch family, so called
from its note; called also towhee bunting and ground robin.
(Chey*ennes") n. pl.; sing. cheyenne. (Ethnol.) A warlike tribe of indians, related to
the blackfeet, formerly inhabiting the region of Wyoming, but now mostly on reservations in the Indian
Territory. They are noted for their horsemanship.
Chian earth, a dense, compact kind of earth, from Chios, used anciently as an astringent and a cosmetic.
Chian turpentine, a fragrant, almost transparent turpentine, obtained from the Pistacia Terebinthus.
(Chi"an) a. [L. chius, fr. Chios the island Chios, Gr. .] Of or pertaining to Chios, an island in
the Ægean Sea.
(Chi*a`ros*cu"rist) n. A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than
(||Chia`ro*scu"ro ||Chi*a"ro-os*cu"ro) n. [It., clear dark.] (a) The arrangement of light and
dark parts in a work of art, such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or in color. (b) The
art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. Clair-
(||Chi*as"ma) n. [NL. chiasma, fr. Gr. chi`asma two lines placed crosswise,
fr. to mark with a χ.] (Anat.) A commissure; especially, the optic commissure, or crucial union of the
optic nerves. Chi*as"mal a..
(||Chi*as"mus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. chiasmo`s a placing crosswise, fr. chia`zein. See Chiasm.]
(Rhet.) An inversion of the order of words or phrases, when repeated or subsequently referred to in a
If e'er to bless thy sons
My voice or hands deny,
These hands let useful skill forsake,
This voice in
(Chi*as"to*lite) n. [Gr. chiasto`s marked with a χ + -lite. See Chiasm. So called from
the resemblance of the cross cuts of its crystals to the Greek letter χ.] (Min.) A variety of andalusite;
called also macle. The tessellated appearance of a cross section is due to the symmetrical arrangement
of impurities in the crystal.
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