Dictionary: CA-JOLE' – CA-LAM'I-TOUS-LY

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CA-JOLE', v.t. [Fr. cajoler, enjoler; Arm. cangeoli. It appears by the derivatives of enjoler, that the last part of these words is from joli, pretty.]

To flatter; to sooth; to coax; to deceive or delude by flattery. – Hudibras.


A flatterer; a wheedler.


Flattery; a wheedling to delude. – Burke.

CA-JOL'ING, ppr.

Flattering; wheedling; deceiving.

CA-JO'TA, n.

A Mexican animal resembling a wolf and a dog. – Clavigero.

CAKE, n. [D. koek; G. kuchen; Dan. kage; Sw. kaka; Ch. כעך; Pers. ºکا, kaika; Syr. ܟܘܒܐ, koka. The sense seems to be, a mass or lump.]

  1. A small mass of dough baked; or a composition of flour, butter, sugar, or other ingredients, baked in a small mass. The name is applied to various compositions, baked or cooked in different shapes.
  2. Something in the form of a cake, rather flat than high, but roundish; as, a cake on a tree.
  3. A mass of matter concreted; as, a cake of ice. Dryden. In New England, a piece of floating ice in a river or lake.
  4. A hard swelling on the flesh; or rather a concretion without such swelling.

CAKE, v.i.1

To concrete, or form into a hard mass, as dough in an oven, or as flesh, or any other substance. – Addison.

CAKE, v.i.2

To cackle. [Not used.] – Ray.

CAKE, v.t.

To form into a cake or mass.

CAL'A-BASH, n. [Sp. calabaza, a pumpkin, a gourd, a calabash; Port. calabaça. Qu. Gr. καλπη, a water-pot or pitcher.]

  1. A vessel made of a dried gourd-shell, or of the shell of a calabash-tree, used for containing liquors or goods, as pitch, resin and the like. – Encyc.
  2. A popular name of the gourd plant, or Cucurbita. – Fam. of Plants.


A tree of two species, known in botany by the generic name of Crescentia. The Cujete has narrow leaves, but a large round or oval fruit. The Latifolia has broad leaves. The shell of the fruit is used for cups, howls, dishes, and other utensils. – Encyc.

CA-LADE', n.

The slope or declivity of a rising manege-ground. – Encyc.


A name given to the turquois; which see.

CA-LA-MAN'CO, n. [Fr. callimanque, calmande; D. kalmink; G. kalmank; Sp. calamaco. Qu. Sp. maca, a spot.]

A woolen stuff, of a fine gloss, and checkered in the warp. – Encyc.

CAL'A-MAR, or CAL'A-MA-RY, n. [Sp. id.; It. calamaia, an ink-horn, and this animal.]

An animal having an oblong body and ten legs. On the belly are two bladders containing a black fluid, which the animal emits when pursued. It is called also Sea-sleeve, and Cuttle-fish; Loligo vulgaris, preke or pen-fish. – Sp. Dict. Dict. of Nat. Hist.

CAL'AM-BAC, n. [Sp. calambuco.]

Aloes-wood, xyloe-aloes, a drug, which is the product of a tree growing in China and some of the Indian isles. It is of a light spongy texture, very porous, and the pores so filled with a soft fragrant resin, that it may be indented by the fingers and chewed like mastich. It is also called Tambac. The two coarser kinds are called Lignum aloes, and Calambour. – Encyc.


A species of the aloes-wood, of a dusk or mottled color, of a light, friable texture, and less fragrant than calambac. This wood is used by cabinet-makers and inlayers. – Encyc.

CAL-A-MIF'ER-OUS, a. [L. calamus and fero.]

Producing plants having a long, hollow, knotted stem. – Chambers.


Lapis calaminaris, Cadmia fossilis; an ore of zink, much used in the composition of brass. This term is applied both to the silicious oxyd and the native carbonate of zink. They can scarcely be distinguished by their external characters. They are generally compact, often stalactitic, and sometimes crystallize, Most of the calamines of England and Scotland are said to be carbonates. – Encyc. Cleaveland.

CAL'A-MINT, n. [L. calamintha; Gr. καλαμινθη; μινθα, mentha, menta, mint.]

A plant, a species of Melissa, or baum; an aromatic plant, and a weak corroborant. – Encyc. Water-calamint is a species of Mentha, or mint.


To curl or frizzle the hair. [Not used.] – Cotgrave.


The act of curling the hair. [Not used.]

CAL'A-MIT, n. [L. calamus, a reed.]

A mineral, probably a variety of the Tremolite. It occurs in imperfect or rounded prismatic crystals, longitudinally striated and sometimes resembling a reed. Its structure is foliated; its lustre vitreous, and more or less shining. – Cleaveland. Werner.

CA-LAM'I-TOUS, a. [Fr. calamiteux. See Calamity.]

  1. Very miserable; involved in deep distress; oppressed with infelicity; wretched from misfortune; applied to men. – Johnson. Calamy.
  2. Producing distress and misery; making wretched; applied to external circumstances; as, a calamitous event. – Milton.
  3. Full of misery; distressful; wretched; applied to state or condition. – South.


In a manner to bring great distress.