Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical antiquity, a large vessel for the drawing and transportation of liquids, as wine, oil, etc. It was of conical form at the bottom, with a wide mouth and an arched handle, admitting of its use as a bucket. It was usually an ordinary utensil made of coarse red pottery, but was sometimes made of bronze, silver, etc.
“A silly fellow to look to, may have more wit, learning, honesty, than he that struts it out Ampullis jactans, &c. grandia gradiens, and is admired in the world's opinion: Vilis saepe cadus nobile nectar habet, the best wine comes out of an old vessel.”
“The (_talb cadus_) minister paid us a visit, to say that the emperor requested we would take the following day to rest from our journey, and at eight o'clock on the following morning, he would receive us; the present was accordingly prepared, which was”
“[Footnote 126: The emperor's prime-minister, or _talb cadus_ at that time.] [Footnote 127: Dr. Broussonet, French consul.”
“Mequinas is the court town of the north, and resembles the Hague, where few reside but such as are employed in the service of the crown.] [Footnote 107: This word was used by the seed, or emperor, in the presumption that it is understood by Europeans; but _cadus_ is the Arabic term.]”
“_Est mihi nonum superantis annum plenus Albani cadus_, "continued Mr. Bellingham, who never quoted Horace once without quoting him again in the next five minutes.”
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