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Cheviot

[shiv-ee-uh t, shev- for 1; chev-ee-uh t, chee-vee- for 2, 3; for 3 also shev-ee-uh t] /ˈʃɪv i ət, ˈʃɛv- for 1; ˈtʃɛv i ət, ˈtʃi vi- for 2, 3; for 3 also ˈʃɛv i ət/
noun
1.
a city in SW Ohio.
2.
one of a British breed of sheep, noted for its heavy fleece of medium length.
3.
(lowercase) a woolen fabric in a coarse twill weave, for coats, suits, etc.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; named after the Cheviot Hills
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Cheviot

/ˈtʃiːvɪət; ˈtʃɛv-/
noun
1.
a large British breed of sheep reared for its wool
2.
(often not capital) a rough twill-weave woollen suiting fabric
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Word Origin and History for Cheviot
n.

range of hills between Scotland and England, named for one of them, The Cheviot, attested from 12c. as Chiviet; of uncertain origin; the second element is perhaps Old English geat "gate."

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Encyclopedia Article for Cheviot

breed of hardy, medium-wool, white-faced, hornless sheep developed in Scotland and Northumberland, England. Cheviots have no wool on their heads and ears or on their legs below the knees and hocks. As a consequence they present a trimmed and alert appearance. The wool of their fleeces is relatively straight, of moderate length, close set, and free from black fibre. Cheviots are frequently used in crossbreeding, especially with Border Leicesters and Lincolns, for market lambs

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cheviot

woollen fabric made originally from the wool of Cheviot sheep and now also made from other types of wool or from blends of wool and man-made fibres in plain or various twill weaves. Cheviot wool possesses good spinning qualities, since the fibre is fine, soft, and pliable. Cheviot fabric has a crispness of texture similar to serge but is slightly rougher and heavier

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