On the island there was not a cheep nor a flutter to break the spell.
It is variable and may be written chee-rp, cheep, or chir-eep.
As he did so there was a faint "cheep, cheep" from below—the herrings were still alive.
Not a crow, nor a jay, nor a chickadee had heart enough to cheep.
In perfect silence, broken only by the "cheep" of the oars in the locks, the five boats ...