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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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†CHOP, v.1 To strike (of a clock). Cf. Chap, v.1, 1 (2).Rxb. 1706 in Trans. Hawick Arch. Soc. (1914) 26:
Francis Henderson, smith . . . bound and obliged himself to keipe and maintain the common toune knock in the steeple in . . . sufficient caice and condition for knocking and chopping hourly night and day.
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