from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Scots A woman, especially an old one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Carline thistle.
- n. A woman; a hag or witch.
- n. A piece of squared timber fitted fore-and-aft between the deck beams of a wooden ship to provide support for the deck planking.
- n. A line of automobiles awaiting access to the same building or similar location.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin once current in some parts of Italy, worth about seven cents.
- n. A short timber running lengthwise of a ship, from one transverse desk beam to another; also, one of the cross timbers that strengthen a hath; -- usually in pl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the genus Carlina: as, the carline thistle.
- n. A kind of thistle, Carlina vulgaris or C. acaulis. See Carlina.
- n. See carlin.
- n. Same as carlino
- n. A piece of timber in a ship, ranging fore and aft from one deck-beam to another, and forming with the beams a framing for the deck-planks to rest upon.
- n. A transverse iron or wooden bar placed across the top of a railroad-car from side to side to support the roof-boards. Sometimes called a rafter.
- n. A Russian game of billiards which employs five balls, one of them blue and another black or yellow.
It keeps me out of the arduous "carline" that threatens to define the lives of so many suburban parents, and it gets my boys home an hour earlier than if they rode the bus the entire way.
There also an abundance of plants is found called carline or Caroline which is a cure for the plague. "
There also an abundance of plants is found called carline or Caroline which is a cure for the plague.”
The reopening of the final segment of the same (ph) street carline took place on Sunday.
As she spake, she heard the carline chuckle softly, and at last she said: Why, Birdalone, my dear, dost thou not know me after all these years?
Then again spake the carline: Now my will is that ye sleep; and ye have cushions and cloths enough to dight you a fair bed; and this bidding is easy for you to obey.
Now the sun was down, and dusk was at hand, and the carline spake, and drew a bright-gleaming sax from under her raiment:
Birdalone stayed a minute, and her legs nigh failed her for fear, and then because of the very fear she hastened on till she came within ten paces of the said witch; and sore she missed her bow and arrows, and the cutting blade of her feigned squirehood, lest the carline should arise and come raging and shrieking at her.
Hearken to the lovely lady! quoth the carline, how she deemeth me to be none other than the great God himself, to hold the winds in the hollow of my hand, and still the waves with a word!
Then she smiled and her eyes danced for merriment, and she said: Yet thy thanks meseemeth for this while are more due to the wise carline who brought thee through the woods two days ago, and only left thee when the way was easy and clear to thee.