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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHUTE

Even if you're already dead, pull the ripcord ring of your chute!

It stops, in its turn, before a chute of smooth granite in the form of a bowl.

I'll get ya the plane and chute if y'll put up a deposit to cover the cost.

As the door swung open, he threw the 'chute out toward the ground.

This chute, Fuller had said, led to the outside at the back of the reduction plant.

I found the vein a thousand feet up the chute of Dry Fork Gulch.

They fled toward a patch of rocks and cactus in the direction of Devil's Chute.

Mr. Sibley, Mr. Chute and I, with a guide, went to see a miniature Minnehaha.

Mr. Sibley urged us not to go to the Hopkins', but to stay there, but Mr. Chute wanted to go.

The main-hatch continued to gulp the black food which the chute fed to it.

WORD ORIGIN

1725, American English, "fall of water" (earlier shoot, 1610s), from French chute "fall," from Old French cheoite "a fall," fem. past participle of cheoir "to fall," from Latin cadere (see case (n.1)). Meaning "inclined tube, trough" is from 1804; that of "narrow passage for cattle, etc." first recorded 1881. In North America, absorbing some senses of similar-sounding shoot (n.1).

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