Definitions

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  • n. Soft leather made of kid skin.
  • adj. Made of cheveril; pliant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Soft leather made of kid skin. Fig.: Used as a symbol of flexibility.
  • adj. Made of cheveril; pliant.

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Examples

  • Theobald's etymology of 'cheveril' is, of course quite right; -- but he is mistaken in supposing that there were no such things as gloves of chicken-skin.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • They are perfectly satisfied as to the age of the cheveril and the writing materials and that apart from saltwater stains there has been no subsequent interference.

    Killer Dolphin

  • QUOTATION: They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.

    Quotations

  • O! here’s a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad.

    Act II. Scene IV. Romeo and Juliet

  • A sentence is but a _cheveril_ glove to a good wit.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • A sentence is but a cheveril glove to a good wit: how quickly the wrong side may be turned outward!

    Twelfth Night; or What You Will

  • O here's a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad!

    Romeo and Juliet

  • O here’s a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad!

    Romeo and Juliet

  • 2190They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.

    Quotations

  • 89They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.

    Quotations

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