Oil of cade, a thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by destructive distillation of the inner wood of the cade. It is used as a local application in skin diseases.

(Ca"dence) n. [OE. cadence, cadens, LL. cadentia a falling, fr. L. cadere to fall; cf. F. cadence, It. cadenza. See Chance.]

1. The act or state of declining or sinking. [Obs.]

Now was the sun in western cadence low.

2. A fall of the voice in reading or speaking, especially at the end of a sentence.

3. A rhythmical modulation of the voice or of any sound; as, music of bells in cadence sweet.

Blustering winds, which all night long
Had roused the sea, now with hoarse cadence lull
Seafaring men o'erwatched.

The accents . . . were in passion's tenderest cadence.
Sir W. Scott.

4. Rhythmical flow of language, in prose or verse.

Golden cadence of poesy.

If in any composition much attention was paid to the flow of the rhythm, it was said (at least in the 14th and 15th centuries) to be "prosed in faire cadence."
Dr. Guest.

5. (Her.) See Cadency.

6. (Man.) Harmony and proportion in motions, as of a well-managed horse.

7. (Mil.) A uniform time and place in marching.

Caddis to Caftan

(Cad"dis), n. [OE. caddas, Scot. caddis lint, caddes a kind of woolen cloth, cf. Gael. cada, cadadh, a kind of cloth, cotton, fustian, W. cadas, F. cadis.] A kind of worsted lace or ribbon. "Caddises, cambrics, lawns." Shak.

(Cad"dish) a. Like a cad; lowbred and presuming.

(Cad"dow) n. [OE. cadawe, prob. fr. ca chough + daw jackdaw; cf. Gael. cadhag, cathag. Cf. Chough, Daw, n.] (Zoöl.) A jackdaw. [Prov. Eng.]

(Cad"dy) n.; pl. Caddies [Earlier spelt catty, fr. Malay kati a weight of 1&frac13 pounds. Cf. Catty.] A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in.

(Cade) a. [Cf. OE. cad, kod, lamb, also Cosset, Coddle.] Bred by hand; domesticated; petted.

He brought his cade lamb with him.

(Cade), v. t. To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Cade), n. [L. cadus jar, Gr. .] A barrel or cask, as of fish. "A cade of herrings." Shak.

A cade of herrings is 500, of sprats 1,000.
Jacob, Law Dict.

(Cade), n. [F. & Pr.; LL. cada.] A species of juniper (Juniperus Oxycedrus) of Mediterranean countries.

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