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(Cam"er*ate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Camerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Camerzting.] [L. cameratus,
p. p. of camerare. See Camber.]
1. To build in the form of a vault; to arch over.
2. To divide into chambers.
(Cam`er*a"tion) n. [L. cameratio.] A vaulting or arching over. [R.]
(||Ca`mer*lin"go) n. [It.] The papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope's
household. He has at times possessed great power. [Written also camerlengo and camarlengo.]
(Cam`e*ro"ni*an) n. A follower of the Rev. Richard Cameron, a Scotch Covenanter of the
time of Charles II.
Cameron and others refused to accept the "indulgence" offered the Presbyterian clergy, insisted on the
Solemn league and Covenant, and in 1680 declared Charles II. deposed for tyranny, breach of faith,
etc. Cameron was killed at the battle of Airdmoss, but his followers became a denomination (afterwards
called Reformed Presbyterians) who refused to recognize laws or institutions which they believed contrary
to the kingdom of Christ, but who now avail themselves of political rights.
(Cam"is) n. [See Chemise.] A light, loose dress or robe. [Also written camus.] [Obs.]
All in a camis light of purple silk.
(Cam`i*sade" Cam`i*sa"do) n. [F. camisade a night attack; cf. It. camiciata. See Camis.]
[Obs.] (Mil.) (a) A shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another
in a night attack. (b) An attack by surprise by soldiers wearing the camisado.
Give them a camisado in night season.
(||Cam"i*sard) n. [F.] One of the French Protestant insurgents who rebelled against Louis
XIV, after the revocation of the edict of Nates; so called from the peasant's smock (camise) which they
(Cam"i*sa`ted) a. Dressed with a shirt over the other garments.
(||Cam"i*sole) n. [F. See chemise.]
1. A short dressing jacket for women.
2. A kind of straitjacket.
(Cam"let) n. [F. camelot (akin to Sp. camelote, chamelote, It. cambellbito, ciambellotto, LL.
camelotum, camelinum, fr. Ar. khamlat camlet, fr. kaml pile, plush. The word was early confused
with camel, camel's hair also being used in making it. Cf. Calamanco] A woven fabric originally made
of camel's hair, now chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton. [Sometimes written camelot
They have been made plain and twilled, of single warp and weft, of double warp, and sometimes with
double weft also, with thicker yarn. Beck (Draper's Dict. )
(Cam"let*ed), a. Wavy or undulating like camlet; veined. Sir T. Herbert.
(Cam"mas) n. (Bot.) See Camass.