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Chive (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Chive

Chiff

A knife, file, or saw. To chive the darbies; to file off the irons or fetters. To chive the boungs of the frows; to cut off women’s pockets.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

See also the definition in Nathan Bailey's 1736 dictionary of canting and thieving slang.

Chitty-faced * Chivey

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Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

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Chit
Chitterlins
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Chive
Chivey
Chiving Lay
Choak
Choak Pear
Choaking Pye
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