• When the Goats Began to Chew The Clothes 375
    When the Goats Began to Chew The Clothes 375
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chewing biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
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  • Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
    “America is an adorable woman chewing tobacco.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “Some books are to be tasted; others to be swallowed; and some few to be chewed and digested.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.”
  • Robert E. Lee
    “I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.”
  • Swedish Proverb
    Swedish Proverb
    “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.”
  • Delbert Mcclinton
    Delbert Mcclinton
    “It ain't what you eat, but the way how you chew it.”


Bite off more than you can chew - If you bite off more than you can chew, you take on more responsibilities than you can manage. 'Don't bite off more than you can chew' is often used to advise people against agreeing to more than they can handle.
Chew on a bone - If someone is chewing on a bone, he or she is thinking about something intently.
Chew the cud - If you chew the cud, you think carefully about something.
Chew the fat - If you chew the fat with someone, you talk at leisure with them.


In literature:

They were chewing over it when I left.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Or, better still, chew on this.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
The Turks, and other Eastern nations, chew it.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Pacing through the forest, Chewing the food of sweet and bitter fancy.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
A bit of charcoal, as big as a cherry, merely held in the mouth a few hours, without chewing, has a good effect.
"The Ladies' Vase" by An American Lady
He did not chew his food carefully, as every one knows that boys should.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
He strolled down the sidewalk in front of the Palace, the while he chewed tobacco absent-mindedly.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Mr. Horan expelled a fragment of chewing tobacco and held out his hand for the cigar which Quest was offering.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He picked a piece of grass, as he waited, and began chewing it.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
All have been brought up on these lines: never pressed to eat, but continually asked to chew thoroughly.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Our carriers chewed large quantities of sugar-cane, got a few betel-nuts, and then set off on the return journey.
"Adventures in New Guinea" by James Chalmers
Experiencing the sharp pangs of hunger, I slashed a bit of leather from my belt, and chewed it savagely as a dog might chew a dry bone.
"Prisoners of Chance" by Randall Parrish
Maybe he will chew them after he finds there isn't any of my old doll left to bite.
"Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show" by Laura Lee Hope
Sometimes, apparently, they chewed.
"The Social History of Smoking" by G. L. Apperson
This powder is put on leaves and is chewed.
"The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao" by Fay-Cooper Cole
He put food in his mouth and chewed and swallowed.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The other man chewed at his lip nervously while Brion sat, relaxed and unmoving.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Usually kept a chew in one cheek and a cob pipe in the other.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
She may not chew betel-leaves, should eat only once a day, and must rigorously observe all the prescribed fasts.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell

In poetry:

Smith bit the h off short and ate it;
Griggs from the thoug chewed off the g;
Brown snapped off u to masticate it,
And tho alone was left for three.
"Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; III:" by Ellis Parker Butler
But the milliner’s lad by the outer rim
He says to hisself, “No hope!”
And the little brown dog as belonged to him
Sat chewing a yard of rope.
"The Fate Of The 'Cabbage Rose'" by Wallace Irwin
"Because a raskle chews
My oss away to robb,
And goes tick at your Mews
For seven-and-fifty bobb,
Shall I be call'd to pay?—It is
A iniquitious Jobb."
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray

And One Lung Chew, makes eyes at her too,
Her pain —he longs to ease it,
Tho' he's One Lung Chew and got one eye too
He knows a good thing when he sees it!
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
Waste not your Weed, the Leaves are all too few
It's Nectar to defile as Others do -
Ah, shun the Solecism and the Plug
For Cattle-Kings and Stevedores to chew.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
The Anchor was weighed - the Anchor was weighed
In the scale at the rag-shop it went
The sailor stood chewing the knob off the door
For all his bad money was spent.
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor

In news:

There is not always rhyme or reason as to why one man buys a car and keeps it, and why another man just chews it up, spits it out and moves on to the next one.
Malcolm Mitchell got chewed out by Georgia coach Mark Richt and then ate up Florida's defense on a catch-and-run touchdown.
Ben Chew 5 hours ago
Ben Chew 4 days ago
A contributor to The Atlantic since 1994, Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew On This.
Gum used to be something you chew.
I don't know about you, but sometimes I bite off more than I can chew.
Gum chewing in public often impolite .
Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco will be prohibited on the UCLA campus starting April 22.
Trouble smelled in Vero Beach perfume, chewing tobacco spat.
He offers each one of us a handful of leaves to chew on throughout the ceremony.
Liddabit products are indulgent but also virtuous: Ms King and her partner, Liz Gutman, make treats like apple-maple lollipops and spiced caramel chews by hand, from prestigious and often local ingredients.
N otoriously fussy Upper West Siders did not hesitate to chew out star chef Jonathan Waxman's uneven southern-Creole efforts early on at Madaleine Mae.
Chewing of khat can make you happy, but it can also lead to psychosis.
Britain's large Somali community chews at least seven tons a week of a drug banned in most Western countries.

In science:

David Gross was a contemporaneous Chew student with whom I shared an office.2 Geoffrey Chew’s approach to understanding the strong interactions was based on several general principles [8, 9].
The Early Years of String Theory: A Personal Perspective
Loh YH, Wu Q, Chew JL, Vega VB, Zhang W, et al. (2006) The Oct4 and Nanog transcription network regulates pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
In UC Berkeley, where I was a graduate student in the mid 1960s, Geoffrey Chew (my thesis advisor), Stanley Mandelstam, and others focussed their efforts on constructing a theory of the strong nuclear force, i.e., a theory of hadrons.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
Chew’s approach to understanding the strong nuclear force was based on S-matrix theory.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
Chew spoke of nuclear democracy and the bootstrap principle to describe this situation.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
Chew advocated focussing attention on physical quantities, especially the S Matrix, which describes on-mass-shell scattering amplitudes.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
Thus, with the wisdom of hindsight, it is clear that Chew et al. were wrong to reject quantum field theory.
The Early History of String Theory and Supersymmetry
For the Reggeon intercepts we have tested either ad hoc fixed values 1/2 or fixed (central) values from spectroscopic data (Chew-Frautschi plots).
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
Hoai Nguyen Huynh, Gunnar Pruessner and Lock Yue Chew: Abelian Manna model on various lattices in one and two dimensions, J.
Critical densities in sandpile models with quenched or annealed disorder
Chew, in The analytic S-matrix: a basis for nuclear democracy, (Benjamin, New York, 1966). [195] R.J.
Precision Physics at LEP
There exists also a still unpublished algorithm by Paul Chew whose randomized expected complexity is linear.
Randomization yields simple O(n log star n) algorithms for difficult Omega(n) problems
Aggarwal et al. provides an O(n) deterministic algorithm for a convex polygon, and Chew’s idea applies also in the special case of a convex polygon.
Randomization yields simple O(n log star n) algorithms for difficult Omega(n) problems
The author would like to thank the anonymous referee and other people who communicated to him Chew’s algorithm, Monique Teillaud and Jean-Daniel Boissonnat for a careful reading of the paper and Jean-Pierre Merlet for supplying him with his interactive drawing preparation system Jpdraw .
Randomization yields simple O(n log star n) algorithms for difficult Omega(n) problems
This does not prove the validity of the Chew-Low-Geoble technique as a tool for studying ππ scattering.
Working group on $\pi\pi$ and $\pi$N interactions - Summary
It was also shown that for π+ π+ reaction, the Chew-Low-Geoble analysis was not possible.
Working group on $\pi\pi$ and $\pi$N interactions - Summary