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Definition of "chawing" []

  • 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. ""
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