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Chop at


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chop at to aim a blow at
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A form of Chap.


In literature:

I asked for mutton-chops at the hotel in Moscow, and got veal.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
At dawn a breeze had sprung up and now the little waves chopped along below the ports with a sound like a mocking chuckle.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
With the sharp edge of the dagger he chopped at the peelings until he had a coarse powder.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Most of the night I spent chopping wood, and I did not sleep at all.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Rick feinted with the hurt arm, then drove a chop at the man's nose.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
The atmosphere of the little room at the back of Tresco's shop was redolent of frying chops.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Chopping and slicing and sawing, as if butchering a steer, Raoul cut through the thick neck until at last the head came free.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Pick and singe four partridges, cut off the legs at the knee, season with pepper, salt, chopped parsley, thyme, and mushrooms.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Angry at this, they chopped the mill in pieces to use as fire-wood.
"Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880" by Various
The man and woman were chopping at the viscous, gruesome head.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
McCloud took supper afterward with Whispering Smith at a Front Street chop-house, and the two men separated at eleven o'clock.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Lord George dined at his club on a mutton chop and a half a pint of sherry, and then found himself terribly dull.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Yet, at the possible possibilities, she licked her chops.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
You may vary the above by adding sometimes a few chopped oysters; at others, mushrooms, or celery.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
At twelve o'clock came mv second instalment of Christmas fare: six ounces of potatoes, eight ounces of bread and a mutton chop.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
I'll chop his arm off at the shoulder before I'll give in.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
Macdonald could see the one at the back door of his little two-roomed bungalow through the hole that he had chopped.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
At last Butler had chopped through.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
We began to chop wood at once.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
The Rats licked their chops and, pulling at their moustaches, strutted about full of joy.
"The City Curious" by Jean de Bosschère

In poetry:

Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
'Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.
"Point Of View" by Shel Silverstein
The prize that the pleasure enhances?
The prize is--at last to forget
The changes, the chops, and the chances -
The wheel of Dame Fortune's roulette.
"Ballade Of Roulette" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Soul Fires — armed with vintage equipment, warm tones, soulful arrangements, and chops — plays regularly at Bar Pink, a new home for San Diego's jazz soundtrack.
Sam Rose chops wood at his family home in Frost.
Ava Marie continues her Olympic escapade at the Baltimore Martial Arts Training Academy, where she learns how to chop a board in half.
Romney touts business chops at Va.
Roasted veggies are easy, but you'll want to be sure to chop them to the same size so they cook at the same rate.
Ray Feist, who recently returned from the American Southwest, prepared these Asian pork chops at the Wyoming Valley Country Club .
A free six-week program for recent college graduates and career-changers helps students get the chops to land jobs at innovative startup companies.
So this week and next, we're taking a closer look at individual deductions and tax credits that might be on the chopping block.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. 1 12 oz bag fresh cranberries 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped (Mike says peeled or unpeeled.
Jim Williams and Sons Surplus, a recycling center in Blakely, is chopping up an old dining car at the Market Street Square complex.
After many years of building and fabricating, plus building my 1951 Mercury chopped custom, I started getting awards, magazine coverage, and mainly meeting great people at car shows.
It's not uncommon for someone to wash, chop and cook carrots at home, but growing them too is a whole other story.
To further put the new Fiesta 's handling chops to the test, Ford set up an autocross course at the Camarillo airport, the final stop on our drive.
Matt Murphy and other 'Chopped' chefs will serve at benefit fish fry .
Actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have put their Malibu beach house back on the market, chopping $3.5 million to price it at $11.2 million.

In science:

This is because measuring Cλ uses the peak flux, which will be strongly affected by changes in beam shape due to sky noise, pointing drifts, chop throw and the dish shape (most critical at 450µm).
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The Bolocam beam size is 31′′ and observations were taken without chopping while scanning at 60′′/s.
The Bolocam 1.1 mm Lockman Hole Galaxy Survey: SHARC II 350 micron Photometry and Implications for Spectral Models, Dust Temperatures, and Redshift Estimation
Chopping the template at lower frequency solves the problems mentioned above but is not completely satisfactory.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm
This air stream is interrupted and chopped into airbursts at a frequency within the audible range with some types of reeds (such as a mechanical reed, a “lip reed”, or an air reed).
Music in Terms of Science
If f (I ′n ) ∩ (U )c consists of a single piece, the intersection of f (I ′n ) with U c “chops off” at most 2(b + β + d′ ) length from f (I ′n ).
A pathological random perturbation of the Cat Map
Z ; it is only for the purpose of handling gluing parameters that we need to chop up N .) In general a normal coordinate system {xj } on Ui determines an identification between Ui and a ball in H centered at the origin, and hence a local action of H∗λ0 ×H on Ui given by ((a, b), x) 7→ ax + b.
Simple Type and the Boundary of Moduli Space
The distribution is chopped off at ln ∆E−1 min(h = 1.5) ≈ 7.3. b) (Bottom) The same as in a) for the random chain with binary disorder, λ = 4.
Comparative study of the critical behavior in one-dimensional random and aperiodic environments
While the data for the random chain follow the scaling prediction in (5.2) with δ = 0.5 ln h ≈ 0.20, z ≈ 2.5, the probability distribution of the RS-chain is chopped off: there is a L–independent cut-off at ∆Emin (δ).
Comparative study of the critical behavior in one-dimensional random and aperiodic environments
Therefore, the insertion of this shaded branch and chopping down the tree at the bottom takes arbitrary maps to maps such that v is a trivalent mouth vertex and the corresponding marked vertex is interior.
Random Matrices and Random Permutations
The data were obtained by using a 3-position chop of the AST/RO telescope tertiary mirror with amplitude of 30′, thereby sampling sky emission at ± 30′ in azimuth with respect to the source position.
Detection of the 205 um [NII] Line from the Carina Nebula
The peak increment value (even without adjusting for the SCUBA chop) is detected at 9σ based on the set of 17 deep maps.
A study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich increment using archival SCUBA data
Because the beams are not filtered and scintillation can be neglected at 1 0 µm with an 8.2 m telescope, the flux of the source is constant throughout a batch and can be accurately measured with the chopping sequence.
The molecular and dusty composition of Betelgeuse's inner circumstellar environment
An intense nanosecond laser, pulsed at fairly low rate (≃ 10 − 20 Hz) is in general preferable to a c.w. laser chopped at high rate, as high ionization rates preferentially detect excited state molecules, whose production rate is much larger than for stable dimers.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics
But, by modulating the laser beam (i.e. chopping with an AOM) at tens of kHz, the signal can be ac-coupled and phase-sensitive detected in a lock-in amplifier.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
At each position standard chopped and beamswitched photometric observations were performed.
350 micron Polarimetry from the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory