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Chivʹy

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A chase in the school game of “Prisonersʹ Base” or “Prison Bars.” Probably a gipsy word. One boy sets a chivy, by leaving his bar, when one of the opposite side chases him, and if he succeeds in touching him before he reaches “home,” the boy touched becomes a prisoner.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Chink or Jink
Chintz
Chios (Kios)
Chip or Chips
Chip of the Old Block (A)
Chiron [Kiron]
Chirping Cup or Glass
Chisel
Chitty-faced
Chivairy
Chivy
Chivy or Chivvy
Chloe (Kloee)
Chloe
Chœreas [Kereas]
Choice Spirit (A)
Choke
Choke-pear
Choker (A)
Chop and Chops
Chop-fallen

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