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[sang-lee-er] /ˈsæŋ li ər/
a closely woven fabric made of mohair or worsted, constructed in plain weave, and finished to simulate the coat of a boar.
Origin of sanglier
1350-1400; < Middle FrenchLate Latin singulāris (porcus) solitary (pig or boar); replacing Middle English singlere < Old French sengler < Latin, as above Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Captain sanglier is a brave soldier, and will not gainsay the conduct of an honest sailor," put in Jasper.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • On the other hand, Pathfinder was a riddle to Captain sanglier.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • Jasper Western spoke French fluently, and the words and manner of sanglier struck him.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • "Ma foi, c'est un peu fort, ceci," growled sanglier between his teeth.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • sanglier is French for wild boar, the hairy, wiry cloth resembling the coat of the animal.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • Captain sanglier here and Arrowhead, this brave Tuscarora, have both informed me that this unfortunate boy is the traitor.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper

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