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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHIPPED

The workmen pulled and chipped and lifted out piece after piece.

His weapons and tools were of the rudest description, and made of chipped flint.

The paint was chipped by the slugs, but the metal was hardly scratched.

It was chipped off an image in the ruins of a great building a mile or so from here.

The breakfast she brought him on a chipped plate was all he could have desired.

There are lots of these images, chipped and smashed, lying about the streets of Ypres.

The Duke's agent's here; shouldn't be surprised if he chipped in.

Another bullet, deliberately aimed, chipped the rock above him.

We said a steak and chipped potatoes for two, and a couple of lagers.

I chipped off a piece of the rock, however, to carry home as a memento.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to chip" (intransitive, of stone); from Old English forcippian "to pare away by cutting, cut off," verbal form of cipp "small piece of wood" (see chip (n.)). Transitive meaning "to cut up, cut or trim" is from late 15c. Sense of "break off fragments" is 18c. To chip in "contribute" (1861) is American English, perhaps from card-playing. Related: Chipped; chipping. Chipped beef attested from 1826.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.