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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Made of cheveril; pliant.
  • noun obsolete Soft leather made of kid skin. Fig.: Used as a symbol of flexibility.

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  • noun obsolete Soft leather made of kid skin.
  • adjective obsolete Made of cheveril; pliant.

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  • My wardrobe's omissions are several.

    They're things I don't own nor ever will:

    A cane and cravat

    A shiny top hat,

    Or buff-colored gloves made of cheveril.

    June 13, 2016

  • (noun) - Kid leather. Hence, a very flexible conscience was called a chevril conscience. From French cheveril, goat.

    --James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855

    January 17, 2018