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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small house, especially in the open country; specifically, a house standing alone, where soldiers may lie hid or take a position.
  • n. A ceremonial drink of the Indians of eastern North America.

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  • cassine or cassina were names given by early European colonists of North America to drinks brewed from caffeine-containing yaupon holly as substitutes for coffee and tea. See also black drink.

    January 26, 2013

  • "1. A small house, especially in the open country; specifically, a house standing alone, where soldiers may lie hid or take a position.
    2. A ceremonial drink of the Indians of eastern North America."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 8, 2011