Chirp is still used to express the singing of birds, but the chirk of New England is not understood, and therefore derided.
Miss Begg remembered her as a "chirk" old lady with snapping black eyes and an abundant stock of legends and ballads.
Mrs. chirk was to return in the evening, so she felt no further anxiety about them.
Sir Thomas Myddelton of chirk became owner, and the present possessor has inherited it from him in the female line.
Not that anyone in particular expected "them poor Hayneses" to keep bright or "chirk up."
A stiff rise in the road announces that chirk is at hand, and the celebrated castle is the first point of interest.
She makes her laugh,' I says, 'an' she seems to chirk her right up.'
"Him stay wid us now till he chirk up again," said Cudjo, running to his coffee-box.
"His tail will curl over again, when he begins to chirk up a bit," said Marm Plunkett, comfortingly.
I may be mayor some day; and when you're mayor you're due to chirk up and think of being president—if you are a humorist.