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Cheviot   /ʃˈɛviət/   Listen

Hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick wool.

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"Cheviot" Quotes from Famous Books

... a "cit" suit of blue Cheviot. The people there, like those in Atlanta, don't seem to know a black button from a brass one, or a civilian suit from ...
— Henry Ossian Flipper, The Colored Cadet at West Point • Henry Ossian Flipper

... young fellow, long of limb and broad of shoulder. His face was round and tanned, with hot, dark eyes. With merry boldness, yet not without diffidence, he sidled, in his blue cheviot suit, into ...
— The Indian Lily and Other Stories • Hermann Sudermann

... Cowdenknowes," the pastoral valley of the Leader, and the bleak wilderness of Lammermoor. To the eastward, the desolate grandeur of Hume Castle breaks the horizon, as the eye travels towards the range of the Cheviot. A few miles westward, Melrose, "like some tall rock with lichens grey," appears clasped amidst the windings of the Tweed; and the distance presents the serrated mountains of the Gala, the Ettrick, and the Yarrow, all famous in song. Such ...
— Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10) • John Gibson Lockhart

... syrup—'twas a kindly deed To help a fellow-townsman in his need, Though harsh the price, and I was feign to crawl About his feet ere I might buy at all. But thou—although a myriad flocks may crop By Sussex gorse or Cheviot's grassy top, A myriad herds tumultuously snort From Palos Verdes eastward to Del Norte, Or where the fierce vaquero's bold bravado Resounds about the Llano Estacado; Though every abattoir works overtime And every stall in Smithfield groans with prime Cuts, from thy lips the ready lie falls pat, ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 5, 1917 • Various

... Duncan Frazier, Of Cheviot, sings in rhyme, Lest Bamboroughshire-men should forget Some part ...
— Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI • Various

... | | | |Mrs. Robert R. Livingston and her son, Robert R. | |Livingston, have returned from a trip to the Pacific| |Coast and are at their town house, 11 Washington | |Square North, until they open Northwood, the | |Livingston estate near Cheviot-on-Hudson. They spent| |about six weeks on the coast. | | | |Mr. and Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin will return to their | |country place at Glen Head, L. I., late in April for| |the early summer. They are now ...
— News Writing - The Gathering , Handling and Writing of News Stories • M. Lyle Spencer

... the old ballad of the "Hunting o' the Cheviot." Some circumstances of the battle of Olter-bourne (A.D. 1388) are woven into the ballad, and the affairs of the two events are confounded. The ballad preserved in the "Percy Reliques" is probably as old as 1574. The one following ...
— The World's Best Poetry, Volume 8 • Various

... form: New Zealand Abbreviation: NZ Digraph: NZ Type: parliamentary democracy Capital: Wellington Administrative divisions: 93 counties, 9 districts*, and 3 town districts**; Akaroa, Amuri,, Ashburton, Bay of Islands, Bruce, Buller, Chatham Islands, Cheviot, Clifton, Clutha, Cook, Dannevirke, Egmont, Eketahuna, Ellesmere, Eltham, Eyre, Featherston, Franklin, Golden Bay, Great Barrier Island, Grey, Hauraki Plains, Hawera*,, Hawke's Bay, Heathcote, Hikurangi**, Hobson, Hokianga, Horowhenua, ...
— The 1993 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... curlews newly returned had luted their love-song overhead; golden plovers had piped upon the bents; there was a scent of heather-burning in the snell air, but suddenly the weather had changed, and with an idle motion snowflakes now drifted down the wind. Cheviot was fast disappearing behind a white shroud; the triple Eildons showed like breaking billows; Ruberslaw alone was black ...
— Border Ghost Stories • Howard Pease

... splendid samples: they don't give in to foreign ones at all. Please notice. Here, for instance, is Russian and here English tricot, or here, cangan and cheviot. Compare, feel it, and you'll be convinced that the Russian samples almost don't give in to the foreign. Why, that speaks of progress, of the growth of culture. So it's absolutely for nothing that Europe counts ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin

... lad! All! Indeed and that's not all! There are Cheviots from the English and Scotch hill country. You've had a cheviot suit, mayhap. Yes? Well, that's where you got it. Then there is the Tunis and the Persian. California, Nevada, and Texas raise Persians. They are a fat-tailed sheep. We never went in for them here. In England you will find a ...
— The Story of Wool • Sara Ware Bassett

Words linked to "Cheviot" :   domestic sheep, Ovis aries

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