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

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  • Carkanet — Car ka*net, n. A carcanet. Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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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