Cadmean victory, a victory that damages the victors as much as the vanquished; probably referring to the battle in which the soldiers who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus slew each other.

(Cad"mi*a) n. [L. cadmia calamine, Gr. . Cf. Calamine.] (Min.) An oxide of zinc which collects on the sides of furnaces where zinc is sublimed. Formerly applied to the mineral calamine.

(Cad"mi*an) a. [R.] See Cadmean.

(Cad"mic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide.

(Cad"mi*um) n. [NL. See Cadmia.] (Chem.) A comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore.

Cadmium yellow, a compound of cadmium and sulphur, of an intense yellow color, used as a pigment.

(Cad"rans) n. [Cf. F. cadran. Cf. Quadrant.] An instrument with a graduated disk by means of which the angles of gems are measured in the process of cutting and polishing.

(||Ca"dre) n. [F. cadre, It. quadro square, from L. quadrum, fr. quatuor four.] (Mil.) The framework or skeleton upon which a regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff. [Written also cader.]

1. A packman or itinerant huckster.

2. One who gets his living by trickery or begging. [Prov. or Slang] "The gentleman cadger." Dickens.

(Cadg"er), n. [OF. cagier one who catches hawks. Cf. Cage.] (Hawking) One who carries hawks on a cadge.

(Cadg"y) a. Cheerful or mirthful, as after good eating or drinking; also, wanton. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

(Ca"di) n. [Turk. See Alcalde.] An inferior magistrate or judge among the Mohammedans, usually the judge of a town or village.

(Cad"ie, Cad"die) n. A Scotch errand boy, porter, or messenger. [Written also cady.]

Every Scotchman, from the peer to the cadie.

(Ca`di*les"ker) n. [Ar. qad.i judge + al'sker the army, Per. leshker.] A chief judge in the Turkish empire, so named originally because his jurisdiction extended to the cases of soldiers, who are now tried only by their own officers.

(Ca*dil"lac) n. [Prob. from Cadillac, a French town.] A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking. Johnson.

(Cad"is) n. [F.] A kind of coarse serge.

(Cad*me"an) a. [L. Cadmeus, Gr. Kadmei^os, from Ka`dmos which name perhaps means lit. a man from the East; cf. Heb. qedem east.] Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet — &alpha, &beta, c, &delta, &epsilon, &iota, &kappa, &lambda, &mu, &nu, &omicron, &pi, &rho, &sigma, &tau, &upsilon. These are called Cadmean letters.

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