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zibeline

or zibelline

[zib-uh-lahyn, -leen, -lin] /ˈzɪb əˌlaɪn, -ˌlin, -lɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the sable.
noun
2.
the fur of the sable.
3.
a thick woolen cloth with a flattened hairy nap.
Origin of zibeline
1575-1585
1575-85; < Middle French < Italian zibellino, ultimately from the same source as sable; compare Old French, Old Provençal sebelin
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  • "All the more reason why I should not be daunted now," zibeline insisted.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • "So now we see zibeline fairly launched," remarked the banker.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • He came to ask, or rather demand, zibeline's hand for his master: and the fairy made his magnificence appear rags and rubbish.

  • "I await your orders, Madame la Duchesse," said zibeline, rising.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • With that he threw from his shoulders his mantle of zibeline, but kept light hold of his sword.

  • I prefer to call her zibeline—that name is better suited to a courtesan.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • "Not so sweet as those of Glory, General," zibeline replied, with a pretty air of deference.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • This was, for the hostile pair, a new cause of grievance against zibeline.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • zibeline lay inanimate on the grass, her face lying against the earth.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
  • "The order of the zibeline," Valentine replied, with a frank burst of laughter.

    Zibeline, Complete Phillipe de Massa
British Dictionary definitions for zibeline

zibeline

/ˈzɪbəˌlaɪn; -lɪn/
noun
1.
a sable or the fur of this animal
2.
a thick cloth made of wool or other animal hair, having a long nap and a dull sheen
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or resembling a sable
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable
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