from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as carious.


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  • Used in the sense of "decrepit", "decaying":
    "This time, I started out again, with the misconception common to Anglo-Saxons, that the real Rome is the Rome of the ugly ruins, the Rome of all those grey cariated temples wedged in between the hills and the slums of the city."
    – Thomas Merton, The Seven-Storey Mountain (1948)

    October 11, 2015