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They'd 'ave nobody to chivy 'em when they come to the throne, or returned from the wars.

I thought: "In a day or two I shall get to like her, and then I shan't be able to chivy her."

I let the first class off easily, but the second I chivy through a whole year.

They are not in a hurry, nor "chivy" over their work either; the tides rise and fall slowly, and they work in correspondence.

It was an eternal game of chivy or hide-and-seek, each person being by turn the hunter and the hunted.

Every year I have some seven such hopefuls whom, to express it in the students' slang, I "chivy" or "floor."

The objective of the R. Sussex on the left was the enemy's trenches along the Chivy road.

WORD ORIGIN

"harass," 1918, from alternative form of chevy (1830) "to chase," from a noun chevy (1824, also used as a hunting cry, c.1785), from chevy chase "a running pursuit," probably from the "Ballad of Chevy Chase," popular song from 15c. describing a hunting party on the borderland that turned into a battle between the English and the Scots (the incident probably late 14c.). The place is probably originally Cheviot Chase.

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