(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
(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.]
(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.
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.
(||Car`ca*vel"hos) n. A sweet wine. See Calcavella.
(Car"ce*lage) n. [LL. carcelladium, carceragium, fr. L. carcer prison.] Prison fees. [Obs.]
(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.