from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A horse.
- noun In composition, a support or frame: as, a cheval-glass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A horse; hence, a support or frame.
- noun a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure.
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M. said, "_À cheval, Madame, je voyage à cheval_."
He was no longer young, -- he had already been once married, -- I looked up at this moment, I do not know by what chance, and my eyes fell on a long glass, what they call a cheval-glass in France, my dear, showing the whole figure.
Chivalry (derived through the French cheval from the Latin caballus) as an institution is to be considered from three points of view: the military, the social, and the religious.
Add to #9 which comes from the french word cheval meaning hourse, therefore horseman.
But the recollection suddenly flashed to her memory that she had often heard of some kind of cheval-glasses, found in wealthy and well-to-do families, and, “May it not be,” (she wondered), “my own self reflected in this glass!”
But the recollection suddenly flashed to her memory that she had often heard of some kind of cheval-glasses, found in wealthy and well-to-do families, and, "May it not be," (she wondered), "my own self reflected in this glass!"
The word chivalry comes from "cheval," a horse, and so if a man was not mounted there was no chance to be chivalrous.
Those armed and mailed warriors fought on horseback, and chivalry takes its name from the French cheval, meaning a horse.
Her head of braids is tied back into a thick queue de cheval.
He says, "Ludmila, pour votre anniversaire, je vais vous tailler un cheval."