Chewing
chew chew (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce['o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster]

2. To ruminate mentally; to meditate on. [1913 Webster]

He chews revenge, abjuring his offense. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

{To chew the cud}, to chew the food over again, as a cow; to ruminate; hence, to meditate. [1913 Webster]

Every beast the parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. --Deut. xxiv. 6. [1913 Webster]


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