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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chimer One who chimes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chimer One who chimes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chimer shim′er the upper robe worn by a bishop, to which lawn sleeves are attached.
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  • James Thomson
    James Thomson
    “That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chamarre; Sp. zamarra, chamarra, sheepskin.


In literature:

On the adjacent wall was a frieze of curious and chimerical beasts.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
Absorbed in these chimerical fancies, Enrique Darles came to the jeweler's shop in Calle Mayor.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
The hypothesis, that the writers in a dead tongue can alone secure a worthy audience, is altogether chimerical.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Your ambitious projects, which have been treated as chimerical, are now realized.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
I confess that the whole scheme appeared to me wild and chimerical.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Such a division is altogether chimerical, and without any sound basis.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
So far from being a romantic and chimerical project, it was not only practicable, but easy.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
Cuba's boasted strength is chimerical.
"History of Cuba; or, Notes of a Traveller in the Tropics" by Maturin M. Ballou
In a country such as this, accidents of this description are by no means chimerical.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
The contention of the historical school that all law springs up 'naturally', like language, is chimerical.
"The Future of International Law" by Lassa Oppenheim
Now, I do not think that there is anything visionary or chimerical in my plan thus far.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
For these reasons I hold that the proposed exemption of private property from capture or molestation at sea is a chimerical one.
"Naval Warfare" by James R. Thursfield
Its most cherished ideals, as shown in its attitudes and methods, are chimerical, or impossible.
"The Will to Doubt" by Alfred H. Lloyd
But there, my child, the project is too wild and chimerical.
"Cursed by a Fortune" by George Manville Fenn
In place of the chimerical monsters we have a portrait in wood of a lady, for which Arabella Stuart might have sat as model.
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden
Even in our own day such a scheme would be considered radical and chimerical.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Others think they know something, and lose themselves in vain and chimerical hypotheses.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
I am glad you do not think the idea chimerical.
"The Spell" by William Dana Orcutt
Equality, then, is at the same time the most natural and the most chimerical thing possible.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Nothing could have been more chimerical than to send the Egyptians to people China.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

In poetry:

Let life grow richer by its cost to me,
Till hope, too strong for dream of weak despair,
Seize each momentous goal;
No monster of chimeric mystery,
Or fabled horror with its deathful stare,
Palsy my dauntless soul.
"Usury" by Albert Durrant Watson

In news:

Fears of ' Creeping Sharia' This chimerical battle in the culture war poses real dangers.
R&B singer-songwriter and music executive Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, in New York on Oct 12, 2012.
Scientists report on the development of engineered silkworms that express a synthetic spider silk protein and stably produce chimeric silk fibers that are stronger than parental silkworm silk fibers and as tough as spider dragline silk.
Meet Roku, Hex, and Chimero, the World's First Chimeric Rhesus Monkeys.
Give a Santa Cruzan a reason to don a costume and he or she will not disappoint—the chimerical and freakish are celebrated on the streets of downtown each Halloween in all their outlandish splendor.

In science:

Goodness of fit tests for “chimeric” alternatives.
Goodness-of-fit tests via phi-divergences