||Carton pierre a species of papier-maché, imitating stone or bronze sculpture. Knight.

(Car*toon") n. [F. carton (cf. It. cartone pasteboard, cartoon); fr. L. charta. See 1st card.]

1. A design or study drawn of the full size, to serve as a model for transferring or copying; — used in the making of mosaics, tapestries, fresco pantings and the like; as, the cartoons of Raphael.

2. A large pictorial sketch, as in a journal or magazine; esp. a pictorial caricature; as, the cartoons of "Puck."

(Car*toon"ist), n. One skilled in drawing cartoons.

(Car*touch") n.; pl. Cartouches [F. cartouche, It. cartuccia, cartoccio, cornet, cartouch, fr. L. charta paper. See 1st Card, and cf. Cartridge.]

1. (Mil.) (a) A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge. (b) A cartridge box. (c) A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon. (d) A gunner's bag for ammunition. (e) A military pass for a soldier on furlough.

2. (Arch.) (a) A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper. (b) A tablet for ornament, or for receiving an inscription, formed like a sheet of paper with the edges rolled up; hence, any tablet of ornamental form.

3. (Egyptian Antiq.) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.

(Car"tridge) n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See Cartouch.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material.

Ball cartridge, a cartridge containing a projectile.Blank cartridge, a cartridge without a projectile.Center-fire cartridge, a cartridge in which the fulminate occupies an axial position usually in the

Cartilaginification to Case

(Car`ti*la*gin`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. cartilago, -laginis, cartilage + facere to make.] The act or process of forming cartilage. Wright.

(Car`ti*lag"i*nous) a. [L. cartilaginosus: cf. F. cartilagineux.]

1. Of or pertaining to cartilage; gristly; firm and tough like cartilage.

2. (Zoöl.) Having the skeleton in the state of cartilage, the bones containing little or no calcareous matter; said of certain fishes, as the sturgeon and the sharks.

(Cart"man) n.; pl. Cartmen One who drives or uses a cart; a teamster; a carter.

(Car*tog"ra*pher) n. One who makes charts or maps.

(Car`to*graph"ic Car`to*graph"ic*al) , a. Of or pertaining to cartography.

(Car`to*graph"ic*al*ly), adv. By cartography.

(Car*tog"ra*phy) n. [Cf. F. cartographie. See Card, and -graphy.] The art or business of forming charts or maps.

(Car"to*man`cy) n. [Cf. F. cartomancie. See Card, and -mancy.] The art of telling fortunes with cards.

(Car"ton) n. [F. See Cartoon.] Pasteboard for paper boxes; also, a pasteboard box.

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