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Cheveril

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He has a cheveril conscience. One that will easily stretch like cheveril or kid leather.

“Oh, here’s a wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad !”—Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, ii. 4.


“Your soft cheveril conscience would receive,

If you might please to stretch it.”


Shakespeare: Henry VIII., ii. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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