• Producing wood chips from logs
    Producing wood chips from logs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chipping the act of chipping something
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Chipped flint arrow heads Chipped flint arrow heads
Western chipping sparrow Western 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
    • Chipping A chip; a piece separated by a cutting or graving instrument; a fragment.
    • Chipping The act or process of cutting or breaking off small pieces, as in dressing iron with a chisel, or reducing a timber or block of stone to shape.
    • Chipping The breaking off in small pieces of the edges of potter's ware, porcelain, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933
    • n chipping The act of cutting or knocking off in small pieces. It is an operation frequently resorted to with cast-iron when it is taken from the mold, in order to remove the dark rind or outside crust, which is harder than the rest and would destroy the file. The operation is performed with the chipping-chisel.
    • n chipping The flying or breaking off in small pieces of the edges of pottery and porcelain.
    • n chipping A chip; a piece cut off or separated by a cutting or engraving instrument or by a blow; a fragment.
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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “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
    Source Unknown
    “The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.”
  • Jack Herbert
    Jack Herbert
    “A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.”
  • Brigham Young
    “Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.”
  • Janeane Garofalo
    Janeane Garofalo
    “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.”


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'.
Cheap as chips - (UK) If something is very inexpensive, it is as cheap as chips.
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.
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.
Let the chips fall where they may - This means that we shouldn't try to control events, because destiny controls them.


In literature:

Bullhammer and the Prodigal were about breaking even, Marks was losing heavily, while steadily the Halfbreed was adding to his pile of chips.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Agnor swung the axe with steadiness; the chips flew far.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
He looked and to his disappointment saw that he had not cut even a tiny chip.
"Hazel Squirrel and Other Stories" by Howard B. Famous
Dey even had dried cow, lak what dey calls chipped beef now.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
An' that boy o' his'n promises to be a chip o' the ole block.
"Darry the Life Saver" by Frank V. Webster
If chipping or cutting is required, he will grasp the first chisel at hand.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The walls of the church were all scraped and dirty, the corners chipped off by passing animals.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
In the briefest time he had chipped off more than a double handful of crisp, but inferior, charcoal.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
In cutting off buds, unless the group of buds is taken out as a chip, some may grow out again.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
As the glue dries and breaks by contraction, it chips off the surface of the glass.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall

In poetry:

Thin, chisel-fine a cricket chipped
The crystal silence into sound;
And where the branches dreamed and dripped
A grasshopper its dagger stripped
And on the humming darkness ground.
"Garden Gossip" by Madison Julius Cawein
The bleak sunshine shrieks its chipped music then
Out to the milkweed amid the fields of wheat.
There is a calm for you where men and women
Unroll the chill precision of moving feet.
"Death Of Little Boys" by Allen Tate
Now Colonel, to husband you need not be winking,
While wiping the soup with a smile from your lips;
I know just as well as he does how you're thinking
The soup is as tasteless as though made of chips.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Things Eatable" by Horatio Alger Jr
When knotted horse-tails are untied,
And teamsters whistle here and there.
And clumsy mitts are laid aside
And choppers' hands are bare,
And chips are thick where children play,
The Spring is coming round this way.
"When Early March Seems Middle May" by James Whitcomb Riley
The crickets' tinkling chips of sound
Strewed dim the twilight-twinkling ground;
A whippoorwill began to cry,
And glimmering through the sober sky
A bat went on its drunken round,
Its shadow following on the ground.
"In The Wood" by Madison Julius Cawein
Wen you hyeah de da'kies singin', an' de quahtahs all is gay,
'T ain't de time fu' birds lak me to be 'erroun';
Wen de hick'ry chip is flyin', an' de log 's been ca'ied erway,
Den hit's dang'ous to be roostin' nigh he groun'.
"Soliloquy Of A Turkey" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

AMD ' Bulldozer ,' 'Bobcat' Processors Debut at Hot Chips Conference.
1-12 oz package butterscotch chips 1-6 oz dry chow mein noodles.
Place melted chips over noodles and mix.
Posted on February 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm by Chip Bailey in Astros, Astros/MLB, General.
The chip was designed with Cadence 's Encounter digital design tools using FinFET standard cell libraries designed with Cadence 's Virtuoso tools.
Intel on Tuesday reported third-quarter sales of $13.5 billion and net income of $3 billion, flat against the chip giant's second-quarter performance but beating financial analysts' projections and its own revised outlook.
Stir in chips or whatever you are going to use.
We made Snickerdoodles and White Chocolate Chip Nutella Cake Mix Cookies.
Today I am sharing a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake Mix cookies.
Like the other cake mix cookies, these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are super duper easy to make.
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Instrumentation Amplifier Offers On-Chip Calibration .
The American Red Cross of Santa Monica is hosting a free Pet Fair and Chip -a-thon Saturday, Aug 1 at Clover Park to help pet owners register their cats and dogs with micro chipping .
Chocolate chips or caramel chips a splash of vanilla 1 large coffee mug (about 1-1/2 or 2 cup mug) Chocolate syrup Fresh strawberries.
In this Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 photo, Terry Slotty, one of the organizers of the Wisconsin State Cow Chip throw, stands over this year's chips in Sauk City, Wis.

In science:

The beam spot, defined by the circular area where the flux is not less than 90% of the central value, had a diameter of about 15 mm, comfortably larger than the chip size (the larger chip is preFPIX2Tb which is 4.3 mm wide and 7.2 mm long).
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
The PTA card generated digital signals to control and read back the readout chips.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
The damage of a CMOS device due to a Single Event Gate Rupture doesn’t necessary mean a hard failure of the chip but is likely to show up as performance degradation.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
Figures 2 and 3 show the threshold and noise distributions of a preFPIXI chip irradiated with a proton dose of 26 MRad.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
The results obtained allow prediction of the performance of other parts of the chip potentially affected by the same phenomena.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV