a loose-fitting blouse for women.
She was dressed in bronze satin, with a flowered brocade “casaque,” and one string of splendid pearls.
Italian Letters of a Diplomat’s Life Mary Alsop King Waddington
“How large your casaque is about the neck,” said Joy, carelessly.
Gypsy Breynton Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Isaac [ahy-zuh k;; French ee-zak] /ˈaɪ zək;; French iˈzak/ (Show IPA), 1559–1614, French classical scholar. Contemporary Examples Maybe this is hope for authors: you can start out a Casaubon, but you have to become a Sebald. What Should Be Your Favorite Books? Benjamin Lytal February 12, 2014 Historical Examples After such terrible accusations, it is […]
Kasbah. the older, native Arab quarter of a North African city, especially Algiers. Contemporary Examples The English translation of his memoir, The Battle of the Casbah, was published in 2005. French Torture Mastermind Paul Aussaresses Dies Peacefully at 95 David Sessions December 3, 2013 Historical Examples Surely some portion of the Casbah must still rise […]
a knoblike projection at the rear of the breech of a muzzleloading cannon. Historical Examples The recoil was taken up by a heavy hempen hawser fastened to the bulwarks and passed through the cascabel of the gun. With the Battle Fleet Franklin Matthews cascabel, kas′ka-bel, n. the whole rear part behind the base-ring of a […]
a synthetic polymer with a branching, treelike structure; a type of macromolecule in which chains radiate out from a central atom or cluster of atoms to transfer genetic material to living cells.