Cheveril
Cheveril Chev"er*il, a. Made of cheveril; pliant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A cheveril conscience and a searching wit. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cheveril — Chev er*il, n. [OF. chevrel, F. chevreau, kid, dim. of chevre goat, fr. L. capra. See {Caper}, v. i.] Soft leather made of kid skin. Fig.: Used as a symbol of flexibility. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Here s wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheveril — chev·er·il …   English syllables

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  • Chevron — Chev ron (sh[e^]v r[u^]n), n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch[ e]vre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she goat. See {Cheveril}.] 1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chevron bones — Chevron Chev ron (sh[e^]v r[u^]n), n. [F., rafter, chevron, from ch[ e]vre goat, OF. chevre, fr. L. capra she goat. See {Cheveril}.] 1. (Her.) One of the nine honorable ordinaries, consisting of two broad bands of the width of the bar, issuing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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