Carcanet
Carcanet Car"ca*net (k[aum]r"k[.a]*n[e^]t), n. [Dim. fr. F. carcan the iron collar or chain of a criminal, a chain of precious stones, LL. carcannum, fr. Armor. kerchen bosom, neck, kelchen collar, fr. kelch circle; or Icel. kverk troat, OHG. querca throat.] A jeweled chain, necklace, or collar. [Also written {carkanet} and {carcant}.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • carcanet — [kär′kə net΄] n. [dim. of Fr carcan, iron collar, as on pillories < ML carcannum < Frank * querkbann < or akin to ON kverkband, neck band] Archaic an ornamental collar, band, or necklace, usually of gold and often jeweled …   English World dictionary

  • carcanet — noun /ˈkɑːkənɛt/ A richly decorative collar. Like stones of worth they thinly placed are, / Or captain jewels in the carcanet …   Wiktionary

  • carcanet — noun Etymology: Middle French carcan Date: circa 1530 archaic an ornamental necklace, chain, collar, or headband …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carcanet — /kahr keuh net , nit/, n. a woman s ornamental circlet for the hair, often of gold decorated with jewels or pearls. [1520 30; carcan choker < MF, equiv. to carc throat ( < Gmc) + an ring ( < L anus) + ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • carcanet — car·ca·net …   English syllables

  • carcanet — car•ca•net [[t]ˈkɑr kəˌnɛt, nɪt[/t]] n. jew a woman s ornamental, usu. jeweled headband or necklace • Etymology: 1520–30; MF carcan choker …   From formal English to slang

  • carcanet —   n. jewelled necklace or collar …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • carcanet — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carcanet Press — Infobox Company name = Carcanet Press type = Publishing House genre = foundation = 1969 founder = location city = Manchester location country = England location = locations = key people = Michael Schmidt industry = products = services =… …   Wikipedia

  • carcant — Carcanet Car ca*net (k[aum]r k[.a]*n[e^]t), n. [Dim. fr. F. carcan the iron collar or chain of a criminal, a chain of precious stones, LL. carcannum, fr. Armor. kerchen bosom, neck, kelchen collar, fr. kelch circle; or Icel. kverk troat, OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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