chevy

Definitions

  • Chevy
    Chevy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chevy annoy continually or chronically "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked","This man harasses his female co-workers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The creators of a new model of Chevys couldn't figure out why their car, the Nova, wasn't selling well in Hispanic countries until someone pointed out that 'Nova' means 'No go' in Spanish.
    • Chevy A cry used in hunting.
    • Chevy A hunt; chase; pursuit.
    • v. t Chevy See Chivy v. t. "One poor fellow was chevied about among the casks in the storm for ten minutes."
    • Chevy The game of prisoners' base. See Base n., 24.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • chevy To chase about or hunt from place to place; throw or pitch about; worry.
    • n chevy A halloo; a shout; a cheer.
    • n chevy The game of prisoners' base.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chevy chiv′i a cry, shout: a hunt
    • v.t Chevy to chase
    • n Chevy chev′vy a hunting cry
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Quotations

  • Chevy Chase
    Chevy Chase
    “I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. the ballad of Chevy Chase,; cf. Prov. E. chevychase, a noise, confusion, pursuit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from the Border battle of Chevy Chase.

Usage

In literature:

If you only knew how he do chevy me round the chimmer in my dreams, you'd pity me.
"The Woodlanders" by Thomas Hardy
Lovewell's Fight, as Dr. Palfrey observes, was long as famous in New England as Chevy Chase on the Scottish Border.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
Chevy-Chase and Otterburn are quiet sheep-pastures.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
This Joseph Belt appears to have been the nephew of Col. Joseph Belt, the original patentee of Chevy Chase.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
He especially delighted in this bit of Schiller and in 'Chevy Chase,' though he resisted Watts' hymns.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
More often than not, however, a game of "Chevy" is left undecided.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
They were shyer than usual, and led me a long chevy.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
I wonder if that's the brute that chevied the Alexandria post cart last year?
"Harley Greenoak's Charge" by Bertram Mitford
You must have a good game with Chevie to keep up your spirits.
"A Christmas Child" by Mrs. Molesworth
Out repossessing some widow's Chevy?
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In poetry:

Like tidings to King Henry came
Within as short a space,
That Piercy of Northumberland
Was slain in Chevy Chase.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
God prosper long our noble king,
Our lives and safeties all!
A woeful hunting once there did
In Chevy Chase befall.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
God prosper long our noble king,
Our liffes and safetyes all;
A woefull hunting once there did
In Chevy-Chace befall.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British
Of fifteen hundred Englishmen
Went home but fifty-three;
The rest in Chevy Chase were slain,
Under the greenwood tree.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
And of the rest of small account,
Did many hundreds die:
Thus ended the hunting in Chevy Chase
Made by the Earl Piercy.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
Of fifteen hundred Englishmen,
Went home but fifty-three;
The rest were slaine in Chevy-Chace,
Under the greene wood tree.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British

In news:

1998 Chevy 3500 Crew Cab.
Chevy Chase would love this one.
As the unsinkable Clark Griswold of "National Lampoon 's Christmas Vacation," Chevy Chase survives a holiday season that would try Job's patience.
2009 Layd Out In The Park Custom Chevy Blazer.
Some of the 109 entries in Saturday's Relay for Life fund-raiser car show came with props such as this 1957 Chevy, owned by Julie Parker of Cozad.
Plus, is Chevy Chase a dick.
Tom and Carol Wenzl and their children Abby, Audrey, Jonathan, Chevy and their foreign exchange student Julian Bode, left, will prepare a Thanksgiving meal for families staying at the Loaves and Fishes Shelter this week.
Rescuers tend to a person who has just been extricated from this Chevy Blazer that crashed and overturned in the 1500 block of North Seventh Street in North Lebanon Township about 1:15 pm Thursday.
He has bought a new Chevy Silverado and some used logging equipment, including a skidder and a log loader.
The Chevy Volt is losing money for GM two years after its debut.
But initial losses on investments in new auto technology are typical, and the Chevy Volt may offer GM an environmentally responsible 'halo effect.
Parnelli Jones in his Chevy sprint car holds the high groove against A.J.
1973 Chevy C10 Buildup Saddle Gas Tanks.
1973 Chevy C10 Buildup Aeromotive A1000 Fuel System.
1973 Chevy C10 Buildup Fuel Filters.
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In science:

Fortunately the computer package CHEVIE permits calculations precisely in finite rank cases such as the exceptional groups.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
We used the data on roots systems of the package CHEVIE.
Cohomology of the minimal nilpotent orbit
This precession phenomenon has been already observed in the case of Bose-Einstein condensates containing quantized vortex lines (Chevy, Madison and Dalibard, 2000).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
The same value of A has been obtained from an exact diagrammatic Monte Carlo calculation (Prokof ’ev and Svistunov, 2007) and, quite remarkably, also employing a simple variational approach based on a single particle-hole wavefunction (Chevy, 2006b, Combescot et al., 2007).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Pfeiffer, CHEVIE – A system for computing and processing generic character tables for finite groups of Lie type, Weyl groups and Hecke algebras.
Simple groups admit Beauville structures
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