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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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CHEEP, v.2 A variant of Chip, v., q.v.

1. “Of grain: to begin to sprout in malting” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D., Ork. 1975). Not known to our correspondents.Sc. 1901 Scotsman (20 Aug.) 7: 
At the end of 48 hours the grain, if good, was "cheepin" - i.e., the sprouts just appearing.

2. Of an egg-shell: to crack, break.Sc. 1904 Laird o' Logie in Ballads (ed. Child) No. 182 A. xv.:
The egg is cheeped and the bird is flown.

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