(Chirp) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chirped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chirping.] [Of imitative orgin. Cf. Chirk,
Chipper, Cheep, Chirm, Chirrup.] To make a shop, sharp, cheerful, as of small birds or crickets.
(Chirp), n. A short, sharp note, as of a bird or insect. "The chirp of flitting bird." Bryant.
(Chirp"er) n. One who chirps, or is cheerful.
(Chirp"ing) a. Cheering; enlivening.
He takes his chirping pint, he cracks his jokes.
(Chirp"ing*ly), adv. In a chirping manner.
(Chirre) v. i. [Cf. G. girren, AS. corian to murmur, complain. &radic24.] To coo, as a pigeon.
(Chir"rup) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chirruped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chirruping.] [See Chirp.] To
quicken or animate by chirping; to cherup.
(Chir"rup), v. i. To chirp. Tennyson.
The criket chirrups on the hearth.
(Chir"rup), n. The act of chirping; a chirp.
The sparrows' chirrup on the roof.
(Chir"rupy) a. Cheerful; joyous; chatty.
(Chi*rur"geon) n. [F. chirurgien, from chirurgie surgery, fr. Gr. fr. working or operating
with the hand; chei`r hand + work. Cf. Surgeon, Work.] A surgeon. [Obs.]
(Chi*rur"geon*ly), adv. Surgically. [Obs.] Shak.
(Chi*rur"ger*y) n. [See Chirurgeon, and cf. Surgery.] Surgery. [Obs.]
(Chi*rur"gic Chirur"gical) a. [Cf. F. chirurgiquerurgical, L. Chirurgicus, Gr. . See Chirurgeon,
and cf. Surgical.] Surgical [Obs.] "Chirurgical lore" Longfellow.
Cold chisel. See under Cold, a.
(Chis"el) n. [OF. chisel, F. ciseau, fr. LL. cisellus, prob. for caesellus, fr. L. caesus, p. p.
of caedere to cut. Cf. Scissors.] A tool with a cutting edge on one end of a metal blade, used in
dressing, shaping, or working in timber, stone, metal, etc.; usually driven by a mallet or hammer.
(Chis"el), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chiseled or Chiselled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chiseling, or Chiselling.]
[Cf. F. ciseler.]
1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue.
2. To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat. [Slang]
(Chis"leu) n. [Heb.] The ninth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, answering to a part of
November with a part of December.
(Chis"ley) a. [AS. ceosel gravel or sand. Cf. Chessom.] Having a large admixture of small
pebbles or gravel; said of a soil. Gardner.