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zibeline

or zib·el·line

[ zib-uh-lahyn, -leen, -lin ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the sable.


noun

  1. the fur of the sable.
  2. a thick woolen cloth with a flattened hairy nap.

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

  1. of, relating to, or resembling a sable
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Word History and Origins

Origin of zibeline1

1575–85; < Middle French < Italian zibellino, ultimately from the same source as sable; compare Old French, Old Provençal sebelin
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Word History and Origins

Origin of zibeline1

C16: from French, from Old Italian zibellino, ultimately of Slavonic origin; compare sable
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Example Sentences

Zibeline has long hairs on its right side, some grades being almost like fur.

I have read your Zibeline, my dear friend, and this romance—your first—has given me a very keen pleasure.

Evidently Zibeline knew few persons in society, for no visitor appeared in her box.

"Then, let us make a compact of peace," said Zibeline, holding out her hand in the English fashion.

"Not so sweet as those of Glory, General," Zibeline replied, with a pretty air of deference.

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