chips

Definitions

  • Producing wood chips from logs
    Producing wood chips from logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chips strips of potato fried in deep fat
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Chipped flint arrow heads Chipped flint arrow heads
Western chipping sparrow Western chipping sparrow
CHIPPING SPARROW CHIPPING SPARROW

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The last thing Elvis Presley ate before he died was four scoops of ice cream and 6 chocolate chip cookies
    • n Chips (Naut) A ship's carpenter.
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Quotations

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.”
  • Helen Rowland
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    “Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.”
  • Jack Herbert
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    “A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.”
  • Brigham Young
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    “Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.”
  • Janeane Garofalo
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    “I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half-empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.”

Idioms

Cash in your chips - If you cash in your chips, you sell something to get what profit you can because you think its value is going to fall. It can also mean 'to die'.
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Cheap as chips - (UK) If something is very inexpensive, it is as cheap as chips.
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Chip off the old block - If someone is a chip off the old block, they closely resemble one or both of the parents in character.
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Chip on your shoulder - If someone has a chip on their shoulder, they are resentful about something and feel that they have been treated badly.
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Let the chips fall where they may - This means that we shouldn't try to control events, because destiny controls them.
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Usage

In literature:

I thought you'd lost him, Chips.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
A TRIP TO THE SEAL'S ZORN, AND A CHIP AT METALS.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
I've brought a hammer with me, too; and I say, let's chip off a bit or two of the stuff, and see what it's like.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
De whipperwill say, 'cut de chip out de whiteoak,' you better git up to keep frum gitting a whipping.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Sulphur cast from fine impression, the edge chipped.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield" by George Worley
My other chip from the maelstrom was a lad half grown.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
A two-foot plastic globe a quarter full of chips hung in the center.
"Gambler's World" by John Keith Laumer
Buying these pumpkins is only a dodge to get a chip in with Dawn.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
John stopped and chipped off some specimens.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
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In poetry:

Nell was a diver's daughter
He used to dive under the ships.
He'd walk on the bed of the ocean
And tread on the fishes and chips.
"Nell" by Billy Bennett
"Of course, You know better than I do,
But it don't seem to be hardly right
For me to be cashin' my chips in
From a pot-bellied spider's bite.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
Round about him the. rabbits play,
Skipping and scampering all the day,
And the sweet young grass by the logs they crop.
(Chip! . . Chop! . . Chip! . . Chop!)
"The Axeman" by C J Dennis
Then he chipped and smoothed the planking,
Till the King, delighted, swore,
With much lauding and much thanking,
"Handsomer is now my Dragon
Than she was before!"
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There's several things I'd like to 'ave which 'ere I never see,
I'd like some chipped potatoes an' a kipper to my tea;
But most of all I'd like to feel the stones beneath my feet.
Of the road that takes me 'ome to 'Enry Street.
"The Convalescent" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Take thort," the parson sez. "I only ask
Before you risk all for a life uv crime
You'll 'esitate. Is that too 'ard to task?
May there not come a time --"
"Time? Yes," I chips. "You'll git that fer yer pains.
Ar, brush yer brains!"
"Rose" by C J Dennis

In news:

Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian Chip Kelly will be up to something behind the closed doors of the Moshofsky Center.
It sounds as if Oregon coach Chip Kelly has his game face on.
No trip to the rally is complete without a visit to the Chip.
Super Bowl party foods are often predictable: pizza, fried chicken, burgers, supersize subs, salty chips and rich, fatty dips.
Novartis AG says the move comes after some complaints from consumers about chipped or broken pills and inconsistent bottle packaging.
A New Building Block for Chips.
AMD Launches Opteron 6200, 4200 ' Bulldozer '-Based Server Chips.
Intel's fast quad-core Core i7-2700K comes less than two weeks after AMD unveiled its high-end FX desktop chips based on its new Bulldozer architecture.
Intel Launches i7-2700K Chip, Challenges AMD's Bulldozer Processors.
AMD is unveiling details of its "Bobcat" and " Bulldozer " processors during the Hot Chips Conference at Stanford University, which starts Aug 24.
Brevin Giebler of Cape Girardeau chips onto the 11th green during the first round of the Missouri Amateur on Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Club.
COMPUTER chip makers have long been hoping that silicon chips would one day supplant disk drive s.
Horizontal machining centers provide distinct advantages with regard to chip flow, allowing chips to fall away from the machining area for clean cutting conditions and long tool life.
While Hing does offer fish and chips ("We do salmon and cod - we can't not offer fish and chips in Steveston"), his barbecue experiment has turned out to be a hit.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips are in more phones than Tegra 2, but the first- and second-generation Snapdragons in current phones have graphics capabilities that fall behind the Nvidia chips' powers.
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In science:

We again begin with a set of chips on “even” vertices of Zd .
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
Each chip takes an n-step simple random walk from its starting point.
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
At time n, we expect that the P -machine and the random process should give rise to similar distributions if they begin with the same configuration of chips.
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
For the random walk process we may consider the expected number of chips that will be at v at time n.
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
Let ∆w denote the total contribution to Xn − X0 from all chips moved from position v + w. (Effectively we are here moving the origin to v.) Suppose that during the process a chip was moved from v + w a total of M times and that the i-th time occured (starting the count at zero) when the remaining time was ti .
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
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