Cheval glass, a mirror swinging in a frame, and large enough to reflect the full length figure.

(||Che*val"-de-frise") n.; commonly used in the pl. Chevaux-de- frise. [F.; cheval horse + Frise Friesland, where it was first used.] (Mil.) A piece of timber or an iron barrel traversed with iron-pointed spikes or spears, five or six feet long, used to defend a passage, stop a breach, or impede the advance of cavalry, etc.

Obstructions of chain, boom, and cheval-de- frise.
W. Irving.

(Che`va*lier") n. [F., fr. LL. caballarius. See Cavaller.]

1. A horseman; a knight; a gallant young man. "Mount, chevaliers; to arms." Shak.

2. A member of certain orders of knighthood.

||Chevalier d'industrie[F.], one who lives by persevering fraud; a pickpocket; a sharper.The Chevalier St. George(Eng. Hist.), James Francis Edward Stuart called "The Pretender."The Young Chevalier, Charles Edward Stuart, son of the Chevalier St. George.

(||Che*vaux") n. pl. See Cheval.

(Cheve) v. i. [OF. chevir. See Chievance.] To come to an issue; to turn out; to succeed; as, to cheve well in a enterprise. [Prov. or Obs.] Holland.

(||Cheve*lure") n. [F., head of hair.] A hairlike envelope.

The nucleus and chevelure of nebulous star.
Sir. W. Hershel.

(Chev"en) n. [Cf. F. chevanne. Cf. Chavender.] (Zoöl.) A river fish; the chub. Sir T. Browne.

(Chev"en*tein) n. A variant of Chieftain. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Chev"er*il) n. [OF. chevrel, F. chevreau, kid, dim. of chevre goat, fr. L. capra. See Caper, v. i.] Soft leather made of kid skin. Fig.: Used as a symbol of flexibility. [Obs.]

Here's wit of cheveril, that stretches from an inch narrow to an ell broad.

(Chev"er*il), a. Made of cheveril; pliant. [Obs.]

A cheveril conscience and a searching wit.

(Chev"er*li*ize) v. i. To make as pliable as kid leather. [Obs.] Br. Montagu.

(||Che*vet") n. [F., head of the bed, dim. fr. chef head. See Chief.] (Arch.) The extreme end of the chancel or choir; properly the round or polygonal part.

Chetah to Chide

(Che"tah) n. (Zoöl.) See Cheetah.

(Chet"vert) n. [Russ. chetverte.] A measure of grain equal to 0.7218 of an imperial quarter, or 5.95 Winchester bushels. [Russia]

(Chev"a*chie`) n. See Chivachie. [Obs.]

(Che"vage) n. See Chiefage. [Obs.]

(||Che*val") n.; pl. Chevaux (- vo"). [F. See Cavalcade.] A horse; hence, a support or frame.

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