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Chop-logic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chop-logic One who bandies words or is very argumentative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chop-logic An argumentative, disputatious person.
    • n chop-logic Disputation; arguing; hair-splitting; over-subtle reasoning: used contemptuously.
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Usage

In literature:

He cites Scripture and chops logic after a masterly manner.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
A bastard kind of Christianity, but a living kind; with a heart-life in it; not dead, chopping barren logic merely!
"Heroes and Hero Worship" by Thomas Carlyle
It will be sport to hear how you chop logic at your Universities yonder.
"The Caged Lion" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He would, however, send Richardot to bear him company at table, and chop logic with him afterwards.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
True, Pamela, said he; you chop logic very prettily.
"Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson
Unless one chops logic with you, and convinces you by a long argument, you'll do nothing.
"The Moorland Cottage" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
It is right to expose a logical fallacy, but I am not fond of the attempt to obscure by logic-chopping what is a writer's real meaning.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
A bastard kind of Christianity, but a living kind; with a heart-life in it: not dead, chopping barren logic merely!
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
Don't try to chop logic here; go below and get something to eat, while I make up my mind what I shall do.
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
What an old chop-logic you are!
"Will of the Mill" by George Manville Fenn
I will not chop logic with any one about it.
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
It is related to criticism as logic-chopping is to logic.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Riverius chopped logic vigorously and drew conclusions from unsupported assertions in a way that strikes us as reckless.
"Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England" by Charles W. Bodemer
He ceased his prophecy, and began to argue, to reason, to chop logic, which was not by any means so interesting.
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant
Miss Ansell doted on the finger of destiny; and I chopped logic and swopped cigarettes with O'Donovan.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
Women have no business to do either; for, how should they know how to chop logic like men?
"The Parent's Assistant" by Maria Edgeworth
Now, all this is not merely a matter of logic chopping.
"Darwin, and After Darwin, Volume II (of 3)" by George John Romanes
But it is useless to groan over the past, nor can I stop to chop logic over the present.
"The Siege of Norwich Castle" by Matilda Maria Blake
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In news:

When they chop logic or oversimplify, it's usually because the conversation has grown heated, as in the dinner-party scene where the two couples' relationship falls disastrously apart.
Chopped & Screwed isn't Micachu & the Shapes' official follow-up to 2009's Jewellery, but it does feel like the next logical step.
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In science:

Another basic operator of Duration Calculus (and of several other interval logics as well) is the chop operator ; (sometimes denoted as ∩ ).
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
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