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Cheyne

[chey-nee, cheyn] /ˈtʃeɪ ni, tʃeɪn/
noun
1.
Thomas Kelly
[kel-ee] /ˈkɛl i/ (Show IPA),
1841–1915, English clergyman and Biblical scholar.
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  • A sigh of relief came from Miss Cheyne's lips and she met the peculiar look of her servant with one equally significant.

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • The secretary ran for Mrs. Cheyne's doctor, who found Cheyne pacing to and fro.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Cheyne laid his hand upon her arm, and his voice trembled a little.

    The Cattle-Baron's Daughter Harold Bindloss
  • "A sailor found them by the flagstaff that—that night," sobbed Mrs. Cheyne.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Her reason for leaving early was to warn Amory that guests might be expected at Cheyne Walk that evening.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • "Hire a substitute," suggested Cheyne, to see what Harvey would say.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • Why, every jewel thief in Europe will be after them, don't you agree with me, Miss Cheyne?

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • Cheyne addressed himself to her, and she gave consent wearily.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
  • “That is quite convincing,” Cheyne said, with somewhat suspicious gravity.

    The Cattle-Baron's Daughter Harold Bindloss
  • It's close in along with them Dagoes, an' the fresh air will fresh Mrs. Cheyne up.

    "Captains Courageous" Rudyard Kipling
Cheyne in Medicine

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

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

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