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- n. Alternative form of shagreen.
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- n. See shagreen.
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Someone told me it is something called "chagreen," but I never understood what that is.
It is, I beleive a Compass & Sun-Dial, & is in a Black chagreen Case.
A: Shagreen (not chagreen) is a grainy, untanned leather that was originally made from the hide of a Turkish wild ass called a shagri.
» dependent by his riches, he devotes himself to servitude, and is tormented by chagreen.
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