Present participle of chaw., i.e. nonstandard variant of chewing.(verb)
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Use "chawing" in a sentence
"It was rather a comical sight to see us in our cabins of a cold winter night, sitting by the fire, and all solemnly "chawing" away, in profound silence, on the Johnnies 'jerked beef."
"With touching eloquence they recalled those happier evenings -- the time of smoke and vapor; when, after a whole day's delectable "chawing," they beguiled themselves with their genial, and most companionable puffs."
"But with the blessed Bible full of good hay, you are 'chawing' away on the briars. ""