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 (shĕv′ē-ət, chĕv′-)
1. Any of a breed of hornless sheep with thick crimped wool, originally raised in the Cheviot Hills.
2. also cheviot A woolen fabric with a coarse twill weave, used chiefly for suits and overcoats and originally made from the wool of this breed of sheep.

[After the Cheviot (Hills).]
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(ˈtʃiːvɪət; ˈtʃɛv-)
1. (Breeds) a large British breed of sheep reared for its wool
2. (Textiles) (often not capital) a rough twill-weave woollen suiting fabric
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(ˈʃɛv i ət; esp. Brit. ˈtʃɛv-)

1. one of a British breed of sheep, noted for its heavy fleece of medium length.
2. (l.c.) a woolen fabric in a coarse twill weave, for coats, suits, etc.
3. (l.c.) either of two cotton fabrics used for shirts.
[1805–15; after the Cheviot Hills, on the boundary of England and Scotland]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cheviot - hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick woolCheviot - hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick wool
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
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References in classic literature ?
"Day set on Norham's castled steep, And Tweed's fair river broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone; The massive towers, the donjon keep, The flanking walls that round them sweep, In yellow lustre shone" -
For the next sixty-nine evenings he would be dining in cheviot and worsted at dubious table d'hotes , at whirlwind lunch counters, on sandwiches and beer in his hall-bedroom.
We are close to the Cheviot hills; and if you fancy there is anything to see when you look out of window, except sheep, you will find yourself woefully mistaken.
Among the best or most representative single ballads are: The Hunting of the Cheviot (otherwise called The Ancient Ballad of Chevy Chase--clearly of minstrel authorship); Sir Patrick Spens; Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne; Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, and William of Cloudeslee; Captain Car, or Edom o' Gordon; King Estmere (though this has been somewhat altered by Bishop Percy, who had and destroyed the only surviving copy of it); Edward, Edward; Young Waters; Sweet William's Ghost; Lord Thomas and Fair Annet.
WHILE Chaucer was making for us pictures of English life, in the sister kingdom across the rugged Cheviots another poet was singing to a ruder people.
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Teekay said Alpha failed to satisfy key conditions of an agreement for its Petrojarl Varg vessel to operate on Alpha's 100%-owned Cheviot field, east of Shetland.
MORE than 200 guests gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of financial investor Quilter Cheviot's Birmingham office at a Town Hall reception.
JOHN McGrath's The Cheviot, The Stag, and the Black, Black Oil is one of Scottish theatre's most iconic and influential productions.
Owned by College Valley Estates, the farms are located in College Valley, one of the most iconic valleys of the Northern Cheviot Hills.