The roundtable on This Week seemed to agree on one thing Sunday: chuck Grassley probably should not be using Twitter.
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He would send chuck Traynor out on errands to get him away from the set.
chuck Strickler of Decatur, Michigan, found himself in a pickle right after September 11.
A practical joke later in the season led Snooki to chuck wine bottles—there were plenty lying around—at Sitch.
chuck the man a rope's-end and he'll haul the raft alongside.'
When I go out I 'll take and chuck it in the water along with that there purse.
Well, then, isn't the edge of the water there chuck full of dead trees?
He couldn't have made more uproar about it if I had proposed to chuck him overboard.
"But look here, you must chuck that stuff away," cried Jack.
"to throw," 1590s, variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" (1580s), possibly from French choquer "to shock, strike against," imitative (see shock (n.1)). Related: Chucked; chucking.
"piece of wood or meat," 1670s, probably a variant of chock (n.) "block." "Chock and chuck appear to have been originally variants of the same word, which are now somewhat differentiated." Specifically of shoulder meat from early 18c. American English chuck wagon (1880) is from the meat sense.
"slight blow under the chin," 1610s, from chuck (v.1). Meaning "a toss, a throw" is from 1862. Related: Chucked; chucking.
Old English berie, from Proto-Germanic *basjom (cf. Old Norse ber, Middle Dutch bere, German Beere "berry;" Old Saxon winber, Gothic weinabasi "grape"), of unknown origin. This and apple are the only native fruit names.
Our Living Language : Cucumbers and tomatoes aren't usually thought of as berries, but to a botanist they are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. In botany, a berry is a fleshy kind of simple fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Many fruits that are popularly called berries have a different structure and thus are not true berries. For example, strawberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits, developed from multiple ovaries of a single flower. The mulberry is not a true berry either. It is a multiple fruit, like the pineapple, and is made up of the ovaries of several individual flowers.
[1900s+; perhaps fr the notion of a small unit of something good, and alliterating with buck; see the berries]