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[chey-nee, cheyn] /ˈtʃeɪ ni, tʃeɪn/
Thomas Kelly
[kel-ee] /ˈkɛl i/ (Show IPA),
1841–1915, English clergyman and Biblical scholar. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cheyne addressed himself to her, and she gave consent wearily.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Cheyne laughed till he nearly fell off the pile into the water.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Cheyne drew a cigar from his vest-pocket, bit off the end, and fell to smoking.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • It's close in along with them Dagoes, an' the fresh air will fresh Mrs. Cheyne up.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • The secretary ran for Mrs. Cheyne's doctor, who found Cheyne pacing to and fro.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Cheyne was flying to meet the only son, so miraculously restored to him.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • "A sailor found them by the flagstaff that—that night," sobbed Mrs. Cheyne.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • "Hire a substitute," suggested Cheyne, to see what Harvey would say.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • As soon as you have the work done, Pinky and Cheyne can take the stuff on shore.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Lying doubled up on the ground beside a saddle, was the body of Cheyne.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
Cheyne in Medicine

Cheyne (chān, chā'nē), John. 1777-1836.

Scottish physician who described (1818) the breathing irregularity now known as Cheyne-Stokes respiration.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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