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Cheyne

[chey-nee, cheyn]
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  1. Thomas Kel·ly [kel-ee] /ˈkɛl i/, 1841–1915, English clergyman and Biblical scholar.
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Historical Examples

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

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling

  • 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

  • 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 in Medicine

Cheyne

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