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 Chevaux de Frise (French).Chevy Chase. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cheveril.
 
He has a cheveril conscience. One that will easily stretch like cheveril or kid leather.   1
        “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.
 


 Chevaux de Frise (French).Chevy Chase. 

 
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