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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chaft chaft (Scot. and Northern English) the jaw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. kjaptr; cf. Sw. käft, Dan. kieft.


In literature:

The chafts will wag as they be used to.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
And the same in your beard," says he; "and keep the tongue of ye inside your Hielant chafts!
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Weel, when I looked that way, his face, down to the chafts, was within the blackness, and aye draw, drawing further ben.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
I saw Meg chowl her chafts gey angry like, an' I took Sandy a doish i' the back wi' my umberell.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
Ane may like a haggis weel enough that wouldna like the bag bladded on his chafts.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
And the same in your beard," says he; "and keep the tongue of ye inside your Hielant chafts!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I trow I gae some o' them some gay good yerks on the chafts.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Hogg

In poetry:

An' then the upshot sune was seen,
Wi' pykeit chafts an' watery een;
Puir May was packit frae the hoose
By Rabbie's mither, snell an' douce.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton