Cavernulous

Ca*ver"nu*lous

(?), a. [L. cavernula, dim. of caverna cavern.] Full of little cavities; as, cavernulous metal. Black.
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Cav"es*son

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Cav"e*zon

(?), } n. [F. caveon, augm. fr. LL. capitium a head covering hood, fr. L. caput head. Cf. Caberzon.] (Man.) A kind of noseband used in breaking and training horses.
[Written also caveson, causson.]
White.
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Ca*vet"to

(k*vt"t), n. [It. cavetto, fr. cavo hollow, L. cavus.] (Arch.) A concave molding; -- used chiefly in classical architecture. See Illust. of Column.
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Cav"i*ar

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Ca*viare"

(?), } n. [F. caviar, fr. It. caviale, fr. Turk. Havr.] The roes of the sturgeon, prepared and salted; -- used as a relish, esp. in Russia.
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Caviare was considered a delicacy, by some, in Shakespeare's time, but was not relished by most. Hence Hamlet says of a certain play. "'T was caviare to the general," i. e., above the taste of the common people.
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