Buffalo chips
Chip Chip, n. 1. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument. [1913 Webster]

2. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece. [1913 Webster]

3. Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously. [1913 Webster]

5. One of the counters used in poker and other games. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line. [1913 Webster]

{Buffalo chips}. See under {Buffalo}.

{Chip ax}, a small ax for chipping timber into shape.

{Chip bonnet}, {Chip hat}, a bonnet or a hat made of Chip. See {Chip}, n., 3.

{A chip off the old block}, a child who resembles either of his parents. [Colloq.] --Milton.

{Potato chips}, {Saratoga chips}, thin slices of raw potato fried crisp. [1913 Webster]


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