Chops

[tʃ_ˈɒ_p_s], [t͡ʃˈɒps], [t‍ʃˈɒps]

Definitions of Chops:

  1.   The mouth of a beast. See Chaps. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   The sides of the mouth of a river or of a channel; the chap or jaw. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   To vary or turn; to shift suddenly, as the wind chops or chops about. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   The jaws. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for Chops:

  1. I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive. I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something. – Tommy Bolin
  2. Bit parts in Mediocre TV shows won't develop your acting chops – Stephen Collins
  3. I know the crew so well, so I forget I'm being filmed. It's like cooking with a friend in the kitchen- you're talking, as you do, and maybe you're telling her about this wonderful way to prepare lamb chops it's more natural, more honest. – Nigella Lawson
  4. Jazz is a music of great achievements but speed and chops serve a different function in jazz. – Marc Ribot
  5. I owe the public a good performance, the best I can give. We really bust our chops on 'CHiPs' but when I go home and get a weekend off, I want to spend it quietly, with my lady. – Larry Wilcox

Usage examples for Chops:

  1. He falls into raptures, he smacks his lips, he licks his chops like a cat over a dainty dish, and then he throws himself upon that dirty litter, with his knees up to his chin, and he thinks he has had a delightful day! ” – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  2. Bunny came to her, took Chops by the collar, and fastened him with his whip to the gate. ” – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  3. And there are pork chops – Class of '29 by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
  4. But I shall be back early; you can get some bread and some chops whilst I'm away, and then we'll have lunch. ” – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  5. The passage was consequently an uneventful one, nothing worthy of note occurring until they were in the chops of the Channel. ” – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  6. Pork chops for these ladies." ” – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  7. Did you get the chops – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Then, one after another, the others came dropping in, each licking his chops and all very polite to Old King Bear. ” – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  9. “ They're all right, thim la- ads, with their own pork- chops delivered free at th' door. ” – Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen by Finley Peter Dunne
  10. “ Latterman was fairly licking his chops in anticipation. ” – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire

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