Carry Weight to Cast Accounts

Carry Weight (To), in races, etc., means to equalise the weight of two or more riders by adding weights to the lighter ones, till both (or all) the riders are made of one uniform weight.

“He carries weight! he rides a race!
`Tis for a thousand pounds.”
Cowper: John Gilpin.
   To carry weight. To have influence.

Cart before the Horse To put the cart before the horse is to reverse the right order or allocation of things.
   French: “Mettre la charrette avant les boeufs.”
   Latin: “Currus bovem trahit Praepostere.”
   Greek: “Hysteron proteron.”
   German: “Die pferde hinter den wagen spannen.”
   Italian: “Metter il carro inanzi ai buoi.”

Carte Blanche (French). A blank cheque signed by the giver, but left to be filled in by the receiver, with a sum of money drawn on the bank-account of the giver. Power to act at discretion in an affair placed under your charge.

Carte de Visite (French). A visiting card, a photographic likeness on a card for the albums of friends, etc. This custom originated, in 1857, with the Duke of Parma.

Cartesian Philosophy The philosophical system of René Descartes (Latin, Cartesius), of La Haye, in Touraine. The basis of his system is cogito ergo sum. Thought must proceed from soul, and therefore man is not wholly material; that soul must be from some Being not material, and that Being is God. As for physical phenomena, they must be the result of motion excited by God, and these motions he termed vortices. (1596-1650.)
    Of course, he begs the whole question in his first assertion. (See Cogito.)

Carthage of the North Lubeck was so called, when it was the head of the Hanseatic League.

Carthagena Capital of New Granada, in South America, unsuccessfully attacked in 1747 by Admiral Vernon.

“Wasteful, forth
Walks the dire power of pestilent disease ...
Such as, of late, at Carthagena quenched
The British fire. You, gallant Vernon, saw
The miserable scene; you, pitying, saw
To infant-weakness sunk the warrior's arm.”
Thomson: Summer, 1034-43.
Carthaginem esse Delendam (censeo) were the words with which Cato the Elder concluded every speech in the Roman senate. More usually quoted “Delenda est Carthago.” They are now proverbial, and mean, “That which stands in the way of our greatness must be removed at all hazards.”

Carthaginian Faith Treachery. (See Punica Fides .)

Carthusians Founded, in 1086, by St. Bruno, of Cologne, who, with six companions, retired to the solitude of La Chartreuse, near Grenoble, in Vienne.

Cartoons Designs drawn on cartone (pasteboard), like those of Raffaelle, formerly at Hampton Court, but now at Kensington Museum. They were bought by Charles I., and are seven in number: “The Miraculous Draught of Fishes,” “Feed my Lambs,” “The Beautiful Gate of the Temple,” “Death of Ananias,” “Elymas the Sorcerer,” “Paul at Lystra,” and “Paul on the Mars Hill.”

“They were designs for tapestries to be worked in Flanders.”- Julia B. De Forest: Short History of Art, p. 246.

Cartridge Paper was originally manufactured for soldiers' cartridges. The word is a corruption of cartouche, from carta (paper).

Caryates or Caryatids. Figures of women in Greek costume, used in architecture to support entablatures. Caryae, in Arcadia, sided with the Persians in the battle of Thermopylae; in consequence of which the victorious Greeks destroyed the city, slew the men, and made the women slaves. Praxiteles, to perpetuate

  By PanEris using Melati.

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