10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIRRUPY»
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The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang
chirrupy . Cheery; lively; CHIRPY. Coll: from ca 1870. Burnand, 1874; but in U.S.
at least as early as 1861. chise;. occ. chis. *. A variant of chiv(e), knife: c. of ca
1820–40. cf. CHISER; CHIVE-FENCER. chisel . To cheat: from ca 1800. Prob.
Occasional happy thoughts
Before settling finally, he looks up with a chirrupy sort of a smile, — he is a fair-
haired man, by the way, with a fresh, countrified looking face, reminding me, on
the whole, of the description in the old song, of the Flaxen-headed Ploughboy.
Francis Cowley Burnand (sir.), 1876
The Granite State Monthly
The chirrupy song bubbles forth and they seem irradiant as they slip into the
fastnesses of the Marsh. Over by the wattled viburnum is a Maryland Yellow
Throat. black masked and mysterious. Flitting near him are two yellow beauties,
Otis Grant Hammond, Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock, 1922
... the sociable vul~ ture, its feather-less pate and distended wings; the goose
yields its cackle, and the cock sparrow of Bartholomew's its "chirrupy, chirrupy,
chirp.” This last-mentioned little animal, in straining after effect, has raised its tail
The Diary of an American Au Pair: A Novel
I've gotten into the habit, since she's been gone. She slid Claire off her lap and
grabbed the receiver out of my hand with a look that said, “Whose house do you
think this is?” Then, in her chirrupy voice, “Hel-lo?” Then, extra chirrupy, “Oh,
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional ...
The Guardian, 11th January 2003 chirrupy adjective cheerfully chatty uk, tsos • [
Richard] Strauss was a secretive man, and his chirrupy letters to [Hugo von]
Hofmannsthal make no mention of the trauma he was going through. — The
Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, 2006
The Lancet London: A Journal of British and Foreign ...
... and manners The peacock presents to view his gaudy breast and outspread
tail ; the sociable vulture, its featherless pate and distended wings ; the goose
yields its cackle, and the cock- sparrow of Bartholomew's its " chirrupy, chirrupy,
The Doctor Digs a Grave
a chirrupy voice called from the next room. “There's a 'gentleman' here with a
question." The owner of the chirrupy voice appeared. “Can I help you?" “Yes.
What's this?" He waved the stick under her nose. “Well, I can't identify it if you
She was new in our threeroom schoolhouse, a womanofquick smiles and a
chirrupy voice, like a sparrow in human form. How was she to know what I'd been
like before? But even she in her sparrow way figured out something was wrong.
Do Try to Speak as We Do: The Diary of an American Au Pair
Then, in her chirrupy voice, “Hello?” Then, extra chirrupy, “Oh, hello![Pause.] Oh,
it was heavenly. Ienjoyed your Richards book so. Also yourXanthos. Ijust saton
the beach and readfor hours andhours every day, getting quite brown. [Pause.
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIRRUPY»
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Top Gear: Chris Evans is the real deal
Yet the news of his succession to the title of top petrol head still brings a feeling of generational change, of chirrupy youth supplanting grumpy ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
Gig review: The View, Glasgow
They are the Caledonian Libertines – plenty tuneful on the chirrupy likes of Sunday and the ebullient Grace, but with a frustrating tendency to ... «Scotsman, Mar 15»
First UK drive: Jeep Renegade
It sounds a trifle dieselly at mid revs but chirrupy and Italian nearer the red-line. Then there's a 1.6 diesel for the CO2/tax-conscious. «Top Gear, Mar 15»
Cricket World Cup: Scots face a Starc truth
Ideally, Australia would have batted first and made a pile, for their own sake and that of the chirrupy Bellerive Oval crowd. But their contest this ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 15»
What the hell is 'wearable technology' and why do I need it strapped …
The problem is that if you're locked into a job, a family and any kind of social life it's tricky to emulate chirrupy Californian tech types insisting we ... «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»
CFOs have changed, and so should technology at banks
... of any CFO-CIO conversation and a CFO expects, and fairly so, that technology delivers the buck for the bang it has been so chirrupy about. «Moneycontrol.com, Jan 15»
Defenders of the Realm: Classic SUVs are off-road icons
“Oh b—–,” comes the chirrupy, clipped, oh-so-familiar voice, “Oh b—–, blast, drat, and —-.” The slight figure hops down, wellies squelching in ... «Driving, Jan 15»
I had not intended to become an actor: Sonakshi
The “Khaaamoshhh” Sinha's chirrupy girl now has a lot of experience after starting her career with the god father of the industry “Salman Khan” ... «Rate Movies Here, Dec 14»
Chance to get up close and intimate with Sparrow Folk
... Festival's Ultimate Tent Concert, but I didn't know I'd end up in the tent while glam folkers Sparrow Folk sung their chirrupy little hearts out. «Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 14»
QUENTIN LETTS: After snarling Paxo, it's giggly wriggly Davis
Exit Paxo, enter… Evan! Skippy, shiny, chirrupy, cheeky Evan Davis made his debut last night as the main presenter of BBC2's Newsnight and ... «Daily Mail, Sep 14»