Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kid.
  • noun Kid leather, used especially for gloves in the middle ages and later.
  • noun Any flexible leather similar to kid.
  • Made of kid leather.
  • Figuratively, pliable; yielding.

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Examples

  • Writ, like a cheverel; and when there are many things in St. Paul that thwart themselves, which yet in their proper place do well enough if there be any credit to be given to St. Jerome that was master of five tongues.

    In Praise of Folly

  • Holy Writ, like a cheverel; and when there are many things in St. Paul that thwart themselves, which yet in their proper place do well enough if there be any credit to be given to St. Jerome that was master of five tongues.

    The Praise of Folly

  • II. iv.87 (60,7) a wit of cheverel] _Cheverel_ is soft-leather for gloves.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

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