Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the middle ages and later, a casket, with lock and key, to contain the articles used at table by a great personage, such as knife, fork, spoon, salt-cellar, and spices. Early examples have commonly the form of a ship (whence such were often called
nef[F. nef, a ship, a nave: see nave]); those of the Renaissance are generally oblong cases, divided into compartments. The cadenas was placed on the table, beside the person who was to use it.
“One of the mechanisms was what they called cadenas (Spanish for chains).”
“Of course the hoopla surrounding the Russian visit is yet another God-given opportunity for President Chavez to hog the radio and television airwaves in Venezuela on "cadenas" -- officially mandated transmissions (often hours long) on all terrestrial broadcasting organizations, basically, at the drop of a hat, and enough to send any program scheduler immediately to re-hab for nervous breakdowns.”
“There were no "cadenas", there was limited advertisement time.”
“And who knows how many "cadenas" for El Supremo inspiring words.”
“¿Por qué ocurrió esto? puede haber varias razones, pero creo que una de ellas es que Dresser dijo cosas bastante incómodas para las cadenas televisivas (y para muchos más), pero profundamente certeras, y necesarias para todos los que vivimos en México.”
“De pronto, cadenas como la BBC y la CNN, revistas como Der Spiegel y Paris Match, y periódicos como El País y El Universal informaban que en sus países de origen había cada vez más casos de menores de edad que habían sido violados por sacerdotes, muchos de ellos pertenecientes a la Legión de Cristo.”
“The four walls of the kitchen below are topped with cadenas.”
“Kristin, your photo of le cadenas vert at Saint-Paul-trois-Chateaux is terrific!”
“The self-corrupting slave "rara vez alcanza a apreciar la sana libertad: se enfurece en los tumultos o se enfurece en las cadenas" [ "rarely appreciates healthy liberty: he rages in revolt or rages in chains"] ( "Carta" 81).”
“It is amazing that when the state control of Venezuela of networks is now vox populi and publicly criticized at electoral time by serious international observers, at a time where the Chavez incessant cadenas are meeting more and more reprobation, when international press organizations are increasing pressure against the closing of RCTV considered a crass censorship measure, that the stupid ambassador is willing to volunteer such a lame, and unnecessary declaration.”
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