from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as carcanet.


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  • The gardens of the royal palaces had always been open to well-dressed citizens, but notices forbade entrance to beggars, servants, and all ill-clad persons under pain of imprisonment, the carcan, and other graver penalties.

    The Story of Paris

  • [3] The pillory (_carcan_) in England is generally made very high like that raised to exposing the king of France.

    The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 04 (of 12)

  • On a pile of straw, loaded with fetters and his neck encircled by an iron carcan, sat a haggard man, of uncertain age, clothed in rags.

    Belmont Club


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