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 for Shagreen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shagreen \Sha*green"\, v. t.
     To chagrin. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shagreen \Sha*green"\, n. [F. chagrin, It. zigrino, fr. Turk.
     saghri the back of a horse or other beast of burden,
     shagreen. Cf. Chagrin.]
     1. A kind of untanned leather prepared in Russia and the
        East, from the skins of horses, asses, and camels, and
        grained so as to be covered with small round granulations.
        This characteristic surface is produced by pressing small
        seeds into the grain or hair side when moist, and
        afterward, when dry, scraping off the roughness left
        between them, and then, by soaking, causing the portions
        of the skin which had been compressed or indented by the
        seeds to swell up into relief. It is used for covering
        small cases and boxes.
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     2. The skin of various small sharks and other fishes when
        having small, rough, bony scales. The dogfishes of the
        genus Scyllium furnish a large part of that used in the
        arts.
        [1913 Webster] Shagreen

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shagreen \Sha*green"\, Shagreened \Sha*greened"\a.
     1. Made or covered with the leather called shagreen. "A
        shagreen case of lancets." --T. Hook.
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     2. (Zool.) Covered with rough scales or points like those on
        shagreen.
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