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  • n. Plural form of carcanet.


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  • Then they brought and spread out in the middle of the garden, fetters, carcanets, knives, chains for those condemned to the mines, cippi for fastening the legs, numellae for confining the shoulders, and scorpions or whips with triple thongs terminating in brass claws.


  • As I entered the Platz, or market-square, of the little town, chiefly with a view to the nearer inspection of the cunning workmanship of the aforesaid carcanets of silver, a light sprinkling of April rain began to moisten the pavement -- one of those unheard, unseen, revivifying showers, which weep the earth into freshness, and the buds into maturity.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 394, October 17, 1829

  • But if one took as figures and symbols his gold roofs and platters, temples and gardens, every man a merchant in silks and spices, strange fruit-dropping trees and pearls in carcanets, the Grand Khan and Prester John -- who could say that in the long, patient life of Time the Admiral was over-esteeming?


  • In a few moments, the five women sat crowned with carcanets of living fire.

    Angel Island

  • About those carcanets of rubies round drowned throats and those opals that shimmered and gleamed in dead men's skulls!

    Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions

  • Philip had given to Miriam a precious jewel which had belonged to his mother, and Miriam to Philip one of the little carcanets of gold coins which Eastern maidens often wear round their hair.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • If you slay a Spanish Don in fair fight, and the Don wears jewelled rings and carcanets on all his fingers, and carries a great bag of moidores in his pocket, are you to leave him on the field, prithee, or gently ease him of his valuables?

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • Emerald-green, they dotted shapes fantastic: circles, arcs, and crescents; -- atolls all, or coral carcanets, begemmed and flashing in the sun.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)


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