Culdee

Cul*dee"

(kl-d" kl"d), n. [ Prob. fr. Gael.cuilteach; cf. Ir. ceilede.] One of a class of anchorites who lived in various parts of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
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The pure Culdees
Were Albyn's earliest priests of God.
Campbell.
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Cul`-de-sac"

(ku`de-s?k" kul`de-s?k"), n.;
pl. Culs-de-sac (ku`- or kulz`-).
[ F., lit., bottom of a bag.]
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1. A passage with only one outlet, as a street closed at one end; a blind alley; hence, a trap.
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2. (Mil.) a position in which an army finds itself with no way of exit but to the front.
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3. (Anat.) Any bag-shaped or tubular cavity, vessel, or organ, open only at one end.
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