(Cab"i*net), a. Suitable for a cabinet; small.
He [Varnhagen von Ense] is a walking cabinet edition of Goethe.
For. Quar. Rev.
(Cab"i*net), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cabineted; p. pr. & vb. n. Cabineting.] To inclose [R.] Hewyt.
(Cab"i*net*mak`er) n. One whose occupation is to make cabinets or other choice articles
of household furniture, as tables, bedsteads, bureaus, etc.
(Cab"i*net*mak`ing), n. The art or occupation of making the finer articles of household
(Cab"i*net*work`) n. The art or occupation of working upon wooden furniture requiring
nice workmanship; also, such furniture.
(Cab`i*re"an) n. One of the Cabiri.
(||Ca*bi"ri) n. pl. [ NL., fr. Gr. Ka`beiroi.] (Myth.) Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical
rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; also called
sons of Hephæstus as being masters of the art of working metals. [Written also Cabeiri.] Liddell & Scott.
(Ca*bir"i*an) a. Same as Cabiric.
(Ca*bir"ic) a. [Cf. F. Cabirique] Of or pertaining to the Cabiri, or to their mystical worship.
[Written also Cabiritic.]
(Ca"ble) n. [F. câble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel,
from the French. See Capable.]
1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other
purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
2. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as,
the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
3. (Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to
resemble the spiral twist of a rope; called also cable molding.
Bower cable, the cable belonging to the bower anchor. Cable road, a railway on which the cars
are moved by a continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary motor. Cable's length,
the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or