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St. Austin's time, till the catecbumens were dis-
CATECHUME'NICAL, adj. (from catechs-

Absolute; adequate; positive; equal

When the yellow hair in flame should fall, With force incredible and magick charms

The The catching fire might burn the golden cawl. Erst have cndued, if he his ample palm

Dryden. Should haply on ill-fated shoulder lay CATCH. n. s. [from the verb.]

Of debtor.

Philie: 1. Seizure; the act of seizing any thing CAPTCHWORD. n. s. [from catch and that flies or hides.

word. With printers.] The word at Taught by his open eye,

the corner of the page under the last His eye, that ev'n did mark her trodden grass, line, which is repeated at the top of the

CATEGO That she would fain the catch of Strephon fly. Sidney.

1. Direct 2. Watch; the posture of seizing.

CATE. N. s. Food; something to be eaten. Both of them lay upon the catch for a great

This is scarcely read in the singular. Politie

Idare. action; it is no wonder, therefore, that they

See CATES. were often engaged on one subject. Addison,

We 'll see what cates you have, 3. An advantage taken ; hold laid on, as

For soldiers stomachs always serve them well

. in haste. All which notions are but ignorant catebes of

CATECHE'TICAL. adj. [from xarnybos arank a few things, which are most obvious to men's Consisting of questions and answers. observations.

The Socrates introduced a catecbetical method of

Bacon. The motion is but a catch of the wit upon a

arguing; he would ask hisadversaryquestion upon few instances; as the manner is in the philosophy question, till he convinced him, out of his ova received.

Bacon. mouth, that his opinions were wrong. Addisesa Fate of empires, and the fall of kings, CATECHE'TICALLY. adv. (from-cateckt Should turn on flying hours, and catch of mo tical.] In the way of question and an. ments.


swer. 4. The act of taking quickly from another. To CA'TECHISE. v. a. [zarnyéw.]

Several quires, placed one over against another, and taking the voice by catcbes anthem wise, give

1. To instruct by asking questions, and great pleasure.


correcting the answers. 3. A song sung in succession, where one

I will catechise the world for him ; that is catches it from another.

make questions, and bid them answer. Sbakip to CAT

Had those three thousand souls been cateebised This is the tune of our catch, play'd by the

Latin, picture of nobody.

by our modern casuists, we had seen a wide dif. Shakspeare's Tempest.


ference. Far be from thence the glutton parasite,

Decay of Pictz. Singing his drunken catches all the night.

2. To question; to interrogate; to exDryd. jun.

amine ; to try by interrogatories,. The meat was serv'd, the bowls were crown'd, Why then I suck my teeth, and catecbise Catches were sung, and healthswent round. Prior. My picked man of countries. Sbakspeare. 6. The thing caught ; profit; advantage.

'fhere flies about a strange report, Hector shall have a great catch, if he knock

Of some express arriv'd at court; out your brains ! he were as good crack a fusty

I'm stopp'd by all the fools I meet, nut with no kernel.


And catecbis'd in ev'ry street. 7. A snatch; a short interval of action.

CA'Techiser. n. š. (from To catecbise.) It has been writ by catches, with many inter

One who catechises. vals.

Locke. CATECHISM. n. s. [from xxlrx.sw.) A 8. A taint; a slight contagion.

form of instruction by means of quesWe retain a calcb of those pretty stories, and tions and answers, concerning religion, our awakened imagination smiles in the recol

Ways of teaching there have been sundry, allection.

Glanville's Scepsis.

ways usual in God's church; for the first intro9. Any thing that catches and holds, as a duction of youth to the knowledge of God, the hook.

Jews even till this day have their catecbisas 10. A small swift-sailing ship : often

He had no catechism but the creation, needed written ketch. CAPTCHER. 1. s. [from catch]

no study but reflection, and read no book but

the volume of the world. I. He that catches.

CATECHIST. 11. s. [zrelnxisi;] One whose 2. That in which any thing is caught.

charge is to instruct by questions, or to Scallops will move so strongly, as oftentimes to leap out of the catcber wherein they are

question the uninstructed concerning caught.


Grew's Museum. CA'TCHPLY, 1. s. [from catch and fly.]

None of years and knowledge was admitted,

who had not been instructed by the catecbist in A plant; a species of campion.

this foundation, which the catecbist received CAPTCHPOL 1..1. s. [from catch and poll.]

from the bishop A gerjeant; a buinbailiff.

CATECHU'NEN. n. 5. [xairxójurname] One Catcbpoll, though now it be used as a word of

who is yet in the first rudiments of contempt, yet, in ancient times, it seems to have

christianity; the lowest order of christbeen used without reproach, for such as we now

ians in the primitive church. call serjeants of the mace, or any other that uses to arrest men upon any cause.

They call all temporal businesses under she missed.
riffries, as if they were but matters for under-
sherifts and catchpolls ; though many times those
undersheriffries ‘do more good than their high

CATEGO'RICAL. adj. [from category.
Sullen of aspect, by the vulgar callid
A catchpoll, whose polluted hands the gods

to the thing to be expressed.


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The king's commissioners desired to know, As if she would her children should be riotous whether the parliament's commissioners did be

With her abundance: she, good cateress, lieve that bishops were unlawful? They could Means her provision only to the good. Miltona never obtain a categorical answer. Clarendon. CA'TERPILLAR. n. s. [This word Skin

A single proposition, which is also categorical, ner and Minshew are inclined to derive may be divided again into simple and complex.

from chatte peluse, a weasel. It seems

Watts. CATEGO'RICALLY. adv. (from catego

easily deducible froin cates, food, and rical.]

piller, Fr. to rob; the animal that eats 1. Directly; expressly.

up the fruits of the earth.]

1. A worm which, when it gets wings, is 2. Positively ; plainly. I dare atlirm, and that categorically, in all parts

sustained by leaves and fruits. wherever trade is great, and continues so, that

The caterpillar breedeth of dew and leaves; trade must be nationally profitable. Cbild.

for we see infinite caterpillars breed upon trees CA”TEGORY. n. s. [reenyagia.] A class;

and hedges, by which the leaves of the trees or hedges are consumed.

Bacon, a rank; an order of ideas; a predica

Auster is drawn with a pot pouring forth wament.

ter, with which descend grasshoppers, caterpilThe absolute infinitude, in a manner, quite lars, and creatures bred by muisture. Peacbut. changes the nature of beings, and exalts them

2. Any thing voracious and useless. into a different category.

Cheyne. CATERPILLAR. 1. s. [scorpioides, Latin.] CATENARIAN. adj. [from catena, Lat.] The name of a plant.

Miller. Relating to a chain ; resembling a

TO CATERWA'UL, V. n. (from cat.] chain.

1. To make a noise as cats in rutting time. in geometry, the catenarian curve is formed by a rope or chain hanging freely between tio

2. To make any offensive or odious noise. points of suspension.


What a caterwauling do you keep here! If The back is bent after the manner of the cute

my lady has not called up her steward Malvolio, narian curve, by which it obtains that curvature

and bid him turn you out of doors, never trust that is safest for the included marrow. Cbeyne.

Shakspeare's Twelftb Night. TO CATENATE. v. a. [from caiend,

Was no dispute between

The caterweiling bretheren? Hudibras. Latia.] To chain.


CATES. 1. s. (of uncertain etymology: CATENA'TION. n. s. [from catena, Lat.]

Skinner imagines it may be corrupted Link; regular connexion.

from delicate; which is not likely, beThis catenation, or conserving union, when. ever his pleasure shall diride, let go, or separate,

cause Funius observes, that the Dutch they shall fall from their existence.

have kater in the same sense with our To Carrer. v. n. (from caies.] To pro

It has no singular.] Viands ; side food; to buy in victuals.

food; dish of meat: generally employed He that doth the ravens feed,

to signify nice and luxurious food. Yea providently caters for the sparrow,

The fair acceptance, sir, creates Be comfort to my age.

Shakspeare. The entertainment perfect, not the cates. CA'TER. N. s. (from the verb.] Provider;

Ben Jonson. collector of provisions, or victuals :

O wasteful riot, never well content

With low priz'd fare; hunger ambitious misprinted perhaps for caterer.

Of cales by land and sea far fetcht and sent. The oysters dredged in this Lyner, find a

Raleigh. welcomer acceptance, where the

taste is cater for

Alas, how simple to these cates, the stomach, than those of the Tamar. Carem.

Was that crude apple that diverted Eve! Milt, CA'TER. N. s. [quatre, French.] The four

They, by th' alluring odour drawn, in haste of cards and dice.

Fly to the dulce cates, and crowding sip CA'TER-COUSIN. n. s. A corruption of Their palatable bane.

Pbilips. quatre-cousin, from the ridiculousness With costly cates she stain'd her frugal board,

Then with ill-gotten wealth she bought a lord. of calling cousin or relation to so remote

Arbuthnot. a degree.

CATFISH. n. s. The name of a sea fish His master and he, saving your worship’s reverence, are scarce cater-cousins. Shakspeare

in the West Indies ; so called from its Poetry and reason, how come these to be round head and large glaring eyes, by cater-cousins?

Rymer. which they are discovered in hollow CA'TERER. n. s. [from cater.] One em rocks.

Phillips. ployed to select and buy in provisions CA'THARPINGS. n.s. Small ropes in a for the family ; the provider or pur ship, running in little blocks from one veyor.

side of the shrouds the other, near Let no scent offensive the chamber infest;

the deck: they belong only to the main Let fancy, not cost, prepare all our dishes;

shrouds; and their use is to force the Let the caterer mind the taste of each guest, And the cook in his dressing comply with their

shrouds tight, for the ease and safety of wishes.

Ben Jonson.

the masts, when the ship rolls. Harris. He made the greedy ravens to be Elias's ca CATH A'RTICAL. adj. [xcsaptonds.] Purgterers, and bring him food. King Charles. CATHA'R TICK. I ing medicines. The Seldom shall one see in cities or courts that

vermicular or peristaltick motion of the athletick vigour, which is seen in poor houses, where nature is their cook, and necessity their

guts continually helps on their contents, caterer.

South. from the pylorus to the rectum ; and CA'TERESS. n. S. [from enter. ) A woman every irritation either quickens that moemployed to cater, or provide victuals. tion in its natural order, or occasions

Impostor! do not charge innocent nature, some little inversions in it. In both,

what but slightly adheres to the coats ing away the urine, when the passage will be loosened, and they will be more is stopped by a stone or gravel. agitated, and thus rendeied more fluid. A large clyster, suddenly injected, hath free Ky this only it is manifest, how a ca

quently forced the urine out of the bladder; but it it fail, a catbeter must help you.

Witced. bartick hastens and increases the dis- CA'THOLES. N.s. (In a ship.] Two little charges by stool; but where the force of the stimulus is great, all the appen

holes astern above the gun-room ports,

to bring in a cable or hawser through dages of the bowels, and all the viscera

them to the capstan, when there is occzin the abdomen, will be twitched; by

sion to heave the ship astern. Sea Dict which a great deal will be drained back

CATHOLICISM, n. s. (from catbolickr] into the intestines, and made a part of

Adherence to the catholick church. what they discharge.

Quincy. Quicksilver precipitated either with gold, or CA”THOLICK. adj. [catholique, Fr. » without addition, into a powder, is wont to be 9:21%, universal or general.] strongly enough cathartical, though the chymists 1. The church of Jesus Christ is called cahave not proved, that either gold or mercury

tholick, because it extends throughout hath any salt, much less any that is purgative. Boyle's Sceptical Chymist.

the world, and is not limited by time. Lustrations and catharticks of the mind were 2. Some truths are said to be catholick, sought for, and all endeavour used to calm and because they are received by all the regulate the fury of the passions. Decay of Piety. faithful. Thepiercing causticks ply their spiteful pow'r,

3. Catholick is often set in opposition to Emeticks ranch, and keen catharticks scour.


heretick or sectary, and to schismatick. Plato has called mathematical demonstrations 4. Catholick or canonical epistles, are seven the catbarticks or purgatives of the seul. Addison. in number; that of St. James, two of CATHA'RTICALNESS, 1. s. [from cathar St. Peter, three of St. John, and that tical.] Purging quality

of St. Jude. They are called catbolick, CA'THEAD.n.s. A kind of fossil.

because they are directed to all the faithThe nodules with leaves in them, called cat ful, and not to any particular church; beads, seem to consist of a sort of iron stone, not and canonical, because they contain exunlike that which is found in the rocks near Whitehaven in Cumberland, where they call

cellent rules of faith and morality: them catscaups. Woodward on Fossils.

Calmet, CA'THEAD. n. s. [In a ship.] A piece of

Doubtless the success of those your great and

catbolich endeavours will promote the empire of timber with two shivers at one end, hav

man over nature, and bring plentiful accession of ing a rope and a block, to which is

glory to your nation. Glanville's Scepsis. fastened a great iron hook, to trice up Those systems undertake to give an account the anchor from the hawse to the top

of the formation of the universe, by mechanical of the forecastle.

Sea Dict.

hypotheses of matter, moved either uncertainly, CATHE'DRAL, adj. [from cathedra, Lat.

or according to some catholick laws. Ray. a chair of authority; an episcopal see.)

CATHOʻLICON. n. s. (from cat bolick; xs

Sólszoy icpa.] An universal medicine. 1. Episcopal ; containing the see of a bi

Preservation against that sin, is the contemplashop.

tion of the last judgment. This is indeed a se A cathedral church is that wherein there are

tholicon against all; but we find it particularly two or more persons, with a bishop at the head

applied by St. Paul to judging and despising our of them, thai do make as it were one body brethren.

Government of tbe Toscana politick.

Ayliffe's Parergon. CA'TKINS. n. s. [kattekens, Dutch. In Methought I sat in seat of majesty, In the cathedral church of Westminster.

botany.) An assemblage of imperfect Sbakspeare.

flowers hanging from trees, in manner 2. Belonging to an episcopal church. of a rope or cat's tail; serving as male

His constant and regular assisting at the catbe blossoms, or flowers of the trees, by dral service was never interrupted by the sharp which they are produced. Chambers. ness of weather.

Locke. C'ATLIKE. adj. [from cat and like.] Like 3. In low phrase, antique ; venerable ; old.

a cat. This seems to be the meaning in the

A lioness, with udders all drawn dry, following lines.

Lay couching head on ground, with catlike watch. Here aged trees cathedral walks compose,

Sbakspeare. And mount the hill in venerable rows;

CA'TLING, n. so There the green infants in their beds are laid.


1. A dismembering knife used by surCATHEDRAL. n. s. The head church of geons.

Harris. a diocese.

2. It seems to be used by Shakspeare for There is nothing in Leghorn so extraordinary catgut; the materials of fiddlestrings. as the catbedral, which a man may view with

What musick there will be in him after Hector pleasure, after he has seen St. Peter's. Addison, has knocked out his brains, I know not. But, CATHERINE PEAR. See PEAR,

I am sure, none; unless the fiðler Apollo get his For streaks of red were mingled there,

sinews to make catlings of. Sbakspear. Such as are on a Catherine pear,

3. The down or moss growing about wal. The side that 's next the sun. Suckling nut trees, resembling the hair of a cat. CA'THETER. n. s. [302 Sim ET] A hollow

Harris and somewhat crooked instrument, to CA'T MINT, 7. s. (cataria, Lat.] The thrust into the bladder, to assist in bring name of a plant.


CATO'PTRICAL. adj. [from catoptricks.) 3. The appellation of the party of king

Relating to catoptricks, or vision by Charles the First. reflection.

Each party grows proud of that appellation,

which their adversaries at first intend as a reA catoptrical or dioptrical heat is superiour to any, vitrifying the hardest substances. Arbuth. proach: of this sort were the Guelfs and GibeCarO'PTRICKS. n. s. [xée oct'15?y, a looking

lines, Huguenots, and Cavaliers. Swift. glass.] That part of opticks which CAVALI'ER.adj. (from the substantive.] treats of vision by reflection.

I. Gay; sprightly ; warlike. CA'T PIPE. n. s. [from cat and pipe.] The

2. Generous ; brave.

The people are naturally not valiant, and not same with catcal; an instrument that

much cavalier. Now it is the nature of cowards makes a squeaking noise.

to do hurt, where they can receive none. Suckl. Some songsters can no more sing in any cham 3. Disdainful; haughty. ber but their own, than some clerks can read in any book but their own; put them out of their CAVALIERLY. adv. [from cavalier.] road once, and they are mere catpipes anu dunces. Haughtily ; arrogantly; disdainfully.

L'Esirange. CA'VALRY. 1. s. I cavalerie, Fr.] Horse CAT'S-EYE, n. s. A stone.

troops ; bodies of men furnished with Cat'serye is of a glistering grey, interchanged horses for war. with a straw colour. Woodrvard on Fossils. If a state run most to gentlemen, and the husCAT'S-FOOT. n. S. An herb; the same bandmen and ploixmen be but as their workwith al boof, or ground-ivy.

folks, you may have a good cavalry, but never good stable bands of foot.

Bacon, CAT'S-HEAD.n.s. A kind of apple. Cat's-head, by some called the go-no-further,

Their cavalry, in the battle of Blenheim, could

not sustain the shock of the British horse. Addis. is a very large apple, and a good bearer. Mortim. CATSILVER. n. S. A kind of fossil.

TO CA'VATE. v. a. (cavo, Lat.] To hola Catsilver is composed of places that are gene

low out ; to dig into a hollow. rally plain and parallel, and that are flexible and CAVAZION. n. s. (from cavo, Lat. In ar elastick; and is of three sorts, the yellow or gold chitecture.] The hollowing or underen, the white or silvery, and the black, Woodw.

digging of the earth for cellarage ; alCAT'S-TAIL.n. s.

lowed to be the sixth part of the height 1. A long round substance, that grows in of the whole building. Phillips.

winter upon nut-trees, pines, &c. CA'UDEBECK. n. s. s sort of light hats, 2. A kind of reed which bears a spike like

so called from a town in France where the tail of a cat.

they were first made.

Phillips. CA'TSUP. n. s. A kind of Indian pickle, CAU'DLE. n. s. [chandrau, Tr.] imitated by pickled mushrooms.

mixture of wine and other ingredients, And, for our home-bred British cheer, Bocargo, catsup, and cavier.


given to wonen in childbed, and sick CATTLE. n. s. [A word of very common


Ye shall have a hempen caudle then, and the use, but of doubtful or unknown ety

help of a hatchet.

Shakspeare. mology. It is derived by Skinner, Meo He had good broths, caudli, and such like; and nage, and Spelman, from capitaiia, que I believe lie did drink some wine. Wiseman. ad caput pertinent; personal goods: in To CA'UDLE. v.a. (from the noun.] To which sense chattels is yet used in our make caudle ; to mix as caudle. law. Mandeville uses catele for price.]

Will the cold brook,

Candied with ice, caudle thy morning toast, I. Beasts of pasture, not wild nor domes

To cure thy o'ernight's surfeit? Shakspeare. tick.

CAVE. n. s. [cave, French; cavea, Lat.) Make poor men's cattle break their necks.


1. A cavern ; a den; a hole entering ho. And God made the beast of the earth after his rizontally under the ground; a habita. kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing tion in the earth. that creepeth upon the earth after his kind.

The wrathful skies

Genesis. Gullow the very wand'rers of the dark, 2. It is used in reproach of human beings. And make them keep their caves. Boys and women are for the most part cattle

Bid him bring his power of this colour.


Before sun-rising, lest his son George fall CAVALCA'DE.n.s.[French; from cavallo,

Into the blind cave of eternal nig'it. Shakspeare. a horse, Ital.] A procession on horse

They did square and carve, and polish their

stone and marble works, even in the very cave back.

of the quarry:

IV oiton. Your cavalcade the fair spectators view,

Through this a cave was dug with vast expence, From their high standings, yet look up to you: The work it seem'd of some suspicious prince. From your brave train each singles out a ray,

Dryden. And longs to date a conquest from your day.

Dryden. 2. A hollow; any hollow place. Not used: How must the heart of the old man rejoice, The object of sight doth strike upon the pupil when he saw such a numerous cavalcade of his of the eye directly; whereas the cave of the ear own raising ! Addison. doth hold off the sound a little.

Bacon. CAVALI'ER. n. s. [cavalier, French.]

To CAVE. v. n. (from the noun.] To 1. A horseman ; a knight.

dwell in a cave.

Such as we .2. A gay, sprightly, military man.

Cave here, haunt here, are outlaws. Sbakspeare. For who is he, whose chin is but cnrich'd

CA'VEAT. n. s. (caveat, Lat. let him be. With one appearing hair, that will not follow These cullld and choice drawn cavaliers to ware.] Intimation of caution. Fratice


A rareat is an intimation given to some ordin



nary or ecclesiastical judge by the act of man, CA'VIL. n. s. [from the verb.] False or notifying to him, that he ought to beware how frivolous objections. he acts in such or such an affair. Ayliffe. Wiser men consider how subject the best

The chietest caveat in reformation must be to things have been unto cavil, when wits, possessed keep out the Scots.

Spenser. with disdain, have set them up as their mark to I am in danger of commencing poet, perhaps shoot at.

Hooker. laureat; pray desire Mr.Rowe to enter a caveat.

Trumbull to Pope.

Several divines, in order to answer the casils

of those adversaries to truth and morality, begaa CA'Vern, n. so [caverna, Lat.] A hol to find out farther explanations. Storm low place in the ground.


12. s. (from cavil.] The Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough disposition to make captious objection; To mask thy monstrous visage? Slukspeare. Monsters of the foaming deep,

the practice of objecting: From the deep ooze and gelid cavern rous'd,

I might add so much concerning the large odds

between the case of the eldest churches in regard They flounce and tremble in unwieldy joy.

I homson.

of heathens, and ours in respect of the church of CA'VERNED. adj. [from cavern.]

Rome, that very cavillation itself should be s tistied.

Hooket. 1. Full of caverns; hollow ; excavated. CA'VILLER. n. s. (cavillator, Lat.) A

Embattled troops, with flowing banners, pass Through fow'ry meads, delighted; nor distrust

man fond of making objections; an unThe smiling surface; whilst the cavern'd ground

fair adversary; a captious disputant. Bursts fatal, and involves the hopes of war

The candour which Horace shews, is the In fiery whirles.


which distinguishes a critick from a csviller; High at his head from out the cavern'd rock,

ke declares, that he is not offended at little In living rills, a gusling fountain broke. Pope.

faults, which may be imputed to inadvertency. 2. Inhabiting a cavern.

There is, I grant, room still left for a cavilkr No bandit fierce, no tyrant mad with pride, No caveru'd hermit, rests self-satisfy’d. Pupe. CA'VILLINGLY. adv. [from cavilling.)

to misrepresent my meaning.

Atterbury: CA'VERNOUS, adj. [from cavern.] Full

In a cavilling manner. of caverns. No great damages are done by earthquakes,

CA'villous. adj. (from cavil.] Unfair except only in those countries which are moun

in argument; full of objections. tainous, and consequently stony and cavernous

Those persons are said to be cagilleus and urunderneath. Woodward's Natural History.

faithful advocates, by whose fraud and iniquity CAVE'SSON. n. s. (Fr. In horsemanship.]

justice is destroyed. A sort of nose band, sometimes made of CAVIN. n. s. [French. In the military iron, and sometimes of leather or wood;

art.] A natural hollow, fit to cover a sometimes flat, and sometimes hollow

body of troops, and consequently facior twisted ; which is put upon the nose

litate their approach to a place. Dict. of a horse, to forward the suppling and CA'VITY. n. s. [ravitas, Latin.] Hollowbreaking of him.

ness ; hollow ; hollow place.

The vowels are made by a free passage of An iron cavesson saves and spares the mouths of young horses when they are broken; for, by

breath, vocalized through the cavity of the mouth; the help of it, they are accustomed to obey the

the said cavity being differently shaped by the hand, and to bend the neck and shoulders, with

postures of the throat, tongue, and lips. Helder out hurting their mouths, or spoiling their bars

There is nothing to be left void in a firm buildwith the bit.

Farrier's Dict.

ing; even the cavilies ought not to be filled with CAUF. 1. s. A chest with holes in the top,

rubbish which is of a perishing kind. Dryden


Materiais packed together with wonderful art to keep fish alive in the water.

in the several cavities the skull. Phillips' World of Words. An instrument with a small cavity, like a CAUGHT. The part. pass. of To catch. small spoon, dipt in oil, may fetch out the stone CAVIA'RE. 1. s. [the etymology uncertain, uniess it come from garum, Lat.

If the atmosphere was reduced into water, is

would not make an orb above thirty-two feet sauce, or pickle, made of fish salted.]

deep, which would soon be swallowed up by the The eggs of a sturgeon, being salted and made

cavity of the sea, and the depressed parts of the up into a mass, were first brought from Con

earth. stantinople by the Italians, and called caviare.


CAUK. n. so A coarse talky spar. Woodsvo CAVI'ER. n. s. A corruption of caviare.

Ca’uky. adj. [from cauk.) A white


opaque, cauk, spar, shot or pointed. TO CA'VIL. v. n. [caviller, Fr. cavillari,

Woodward on Fossils. Lat.) To raise captious and frivolous Caul. 1. s. [of uncertain etymology.] objections.

1. The net in which women enclose their I'll give thrice so much land

hair ; the hinder part of a woman's cap. To any well-deserving friend;

Ne spared they to strip her naked all; But, in the way of bargain, mark ye me,

Then when they had despoil'd her tire and caal

, I'll cavil on the ninth part of a hair. Sbakspeare. Such as she was, their eyes might her behold.

My lord, you do not well, in obstinacy
To cavil in the course of this contract. Shaksp. Her head with ringlets of her hair is crown'd

, He cavils first at the poet's insisting so much And in a golden caul the curls are bound. Dryl upon the effects of Achilles's rage.


2. Any kind of small net. To CA'VIL. v. a. To receive or treat

An Indian mantle of feathers, and the fer with objections.

thers wrought into a coul of packthread. Gre Thou didst accept them : wilt thou enjoy the

3. The omentum; the integument good, Then cavil the conditions? Paradise Lesen

which the guts are enclosed.

Arbutbnct en Dia

Bentley .


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