1st century bc, British chieftain, king of the Catuvellauni tribe, who organized resistance to Caesar’s invasion of Britain (54 bc)
cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Cæsar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board).
Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
On this spot stood the chief town of the Cassii, whose king, cassivelaunus, vainly opposed the inroads of Cæsar.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook
cassivelaunus abandoned the struggle, gave hostages to Csar, and promised to pay a yearly tribute.
A Student’s History of England, v. 1 (of 3) Samuel R. Gardiner.
They also showed him the way to the contemptible cluster of houses which cassivelaunus dignified with the name of his capital.
The Comic History Of England Gilbert Abbott A’Beckett
cassivelaunus was a chieftain of the Britons who had been entrusted with the supreme command against Cæsar.
The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) – Rome Various
cassivelaunus had been appointed Commander-in-chief of all the British forces.
Plutarch’s Lives Volume III. Plutarch
a long, close-fitting garment worn by members of the clergy or others participating in church services. a lightweight, double-breasted ecclesiastical coat or jacket, worn under the Geneva gown. a member of the clergy. Historical Examples She was a nettle in which the rustle of the cassock was visible. Les Misrables Victor Hugo He was holding […]
a container for cooking and serving an individual portion of food, usually made of pottery, silver, or paper, or sometimes of baked dough. Historical Examples This is not the same variety as the cassolette described by Leroy. The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick There appear to be several varieties of cassolette three or […]
noun Sir Hugh (Maxwell). 1910–99, British architect; president of the Royal Academy of Arts (1976–84) Contemporary Examples casson, who expects to be released this year, was also forced to pay the DoE nearly $20,000 in restitution. Gaming the Financial-Aid System Kathleen Kingsbury January 3, 2010 Historical Examples He turned the last page; on the other […]
a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented. Historical Examples Painted probably to adorn the front of a cassone or marriage-chest. A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various The Italian marriage-chests (cassone) were also of a richness which was never attempted in England. Encyclopaedia Britannica, […]