from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as camlet. Spenser.
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Oh dear lord ... can we BURY the "chamelot" idealism with Teddy??
I hate to say it, because I will be wrongly accused of being a Hillary-hater, but I think restoration of the Clinton bordello would be a more appropriate reference than chamelot.
"He had on him a gown with wide sleeves, of a kind of water chamelot of an excellent azure colour, far more glossy than ours.