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. querca throat.] A jeweled chain, necklace, or collar. [Also written {carkanet} and {carcant}.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carkanet — 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

  • carcan — (kar kan) s. m. 1°   Collier de fer fixé à un poteau pour y attacher un condamné. La peine du carcan a été supprimée en 1832. •   Une femme cria fort haut ; les archers la saisirent et la mirent indiscrètement à un carcan voisin, SAINT SIMON 244 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • AEMYLIUS Macer — Veronensis poeta, tempore Augusti Caesaris, Scripsit libros de avibus, serpentibus, et herbis. Ovid. l. 4. Trist. Eleg. 10. Saepe suas volucres legit mihi grandior aevô, Quaeque necet serpens, quae iuvet herba, Macer. Iliacus cognominatus est, ab …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • carcame — 1car·cà·me s.m. LE carcassa di un animale, carogna: informe fatta come vil carcame | era la vacca infame (D Annunzio) | cadavere | estens., relitto di un imbarcazione {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: av. 1348. ETIMO: etim. incerta, forse connesso con… …   Dizionario italiano

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