(Car"bu*ret`or) n. (Chem.) An apparatus in which coal gas, hydrogen, or air is passed through or over a volatile hydrocarbon, in order to confer or increase illuminating power. [Written also carburettor.]

(Car"bu*ri*za`tion) n. (Chem.) The act, process, or result of carburizing.

(Car"bu*rize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carburized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Carburizing.] (Chem.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; — said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on combustible gases by mingling them with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons.

(Car"ca*jou) n. [Probably a Canadian French corruption of an Indian name of the wolverene.] (Zoöl.) The wolverene; — also applied, but erroneously, to the Canada lynx, and sometimes to the American badger. See Wolverene.

(Car"ca*net) n. [Dim. fr. F. carcan the iron collar or chain of a criminal, a chain of precious stones, LL. carcannum, fr. Armor. kerchen bosom, neck, kelchen collar, fr. kelch circle; or Icel. kverk troat, OHG. querca throat.] A jeweled chain, necklace, or collar. [Also written carkanet and carcant.] Shak.

(Car"case) n. See Carcass.

(Car"cass) n.; pl. Carcasses [Written also carcase.] [F. carcasse, fr. It. carcassa, fr. L. caro flesh + capsa chest, box, case. Cf. Carnal, Case a sheath.]

1. A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.

He turned to see the carcass of the lion.
Judges xiv. 8.

This kept thousands in the town whose carcasses went into the great pits by cartloads.
De Foe.

2. The living body; — now commonly used in contempt or ridicule. "To pamper his own carcass." South.

Lovely her face; was ne'er so fair a creature.
For earthly carcass had a heavenly feature.

3. The abandoned and decaying remains of some bulky and once comely thing, as a ship; the skeleton, or the uncovered or unfinished frame, of a thing.

A rotten carcass of a boat.

4. (Mil.) A hollow case or shell, filled with combustibles, to be thrown from a mortar or howitzer, to set fire to buldings, ships, etc.

A discharge of carcasses and bombshells.
W. Iving.

(||Car`ca*vel"hos) n. A sweet wine. See Calcavella.

(Car"ce*lage) n. [LL. carcelladium, carceragium, fr. L. carcer prison.] Prison fees. [Obs.]

Carcel lamp
(Car"cel lamp`) [Named after Carcel, the inventor.] A French mechanical lamp, for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.

(Car"cer*al) a. [L. carceralis, fr. carcer prison.] Belonging to a prison. [R.] Foxe.

(Car`ci*no*log"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to carcinology.

(Car`ci*nol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a crab + -logy.] (Zoöl.) The department of zoölogy which treats of the Crustacea (lobsters, crabs, etc.); — called also malacostracology and crustaceology.

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