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  • noun Plural form of cheviot.

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  • noun a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland


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  • Worsted cheviots, in plain colorings or of fancy effects, are manufactured from combed yarn.

    Textiles For Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools; Also Adapted to Those Engaged in Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Wool, Cotton, and Dressmaker's Trades

  • Some employers are of the opinion that garments made of such thick materials as plush, corduroys, and cheviots are too heavy to be manipulated under needle machinery by women and consequently employ only men operators.

    Wage Earning and Education Rufus Rolla Lutz

  • I rolled him for a minute or two with one hand and ran the other over a line of cheviots and told my customer how good they were; but the very minute I let go of the buggy, out broke the kid again.

    Tales of the Road

  • It consists usually in winter of a lounge or single-breasted sack suit made of many different kinds of material, the favorites being Scotch tweeds or black and blue cheviots, rough-faced and smooth.

    The Complete Bachelor Manners for Men Walter Germain

  • I should wear that old dress-suit with the shiny seams and the frayed facings, and a shirt-front seen more recently by the world than by the laundry, and a pair of shoes already quite familiar with tweeds and cheviots, and a little black bow -- this last as a sort of sign that I am not fully in society, or if I am, only briefly at long, uncertain intervals.

    Under the Skylights Henry Blake Fuller 1893


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