Cubital to Cuffy
(Cu"bit*al) a. [L. cubitalis.]
1. Of or pertaining to the cubit or ulna; as, the cubital nerve; the cubital artery; the cubital muscle.
2. Of the length of a cubit. Sir. T. Browne.
(Cu"bit*al), n. A sleeve covering the arm from the elbow to the hand. Crabb.
(Cu"bit*ed), a. Having the measure of a cubit.
(Cub"less) a. Having no cubs. Byron.
(Cu"boid) a. [Cube + -oid: cf. Gr. .] (Anat.) Cube- shaped, or nearly so; as, the cuboid bone
of the foot. n. (Anat.) The bone of the tarsus, which, in man and most mammals, supports the
metatarsals of the fourth and fifth toes.
(Cu*boid"al) a. (Anat.) Cuboid.
(Cu`bo-oc`ta*he"dral) a. Presenting a combination of a cube and an octahedron.
(Cu`bo-oc`ta*he"dron) n. (Crystallog.) A combination of a cube and octahedron,
esp. one in which the octahedral faces meet at the middle of the cubic edges.
(||Cu"ca) n. [Sp., fr. native name.] See Coca.
(Cuck"ing stool`) [Cf. AS. scealfingstol, a word of similar meaning, allied to scealfor a
diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or
cf. Icel. kka to dung, kkr dung, the name being given as to a disgracing or infamous punishment.] A
kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in
it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to
the water and ducked; called also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, but not so
correctly, a ducking stool. Sir. W. Scott.
(Cuck"old) n. [OE. kukeweld, cokewold, cokold, fr. OF. coucoul, cucuault, the last syllable
being modified by the OE. suffix -wold (see Herald); cf. F. cocu a cuckold, formerly also, a cuckoo,
and L. cuculus a cuckoo. The word alludes to the habit of the female cuckoo, who lays her eggs in the
nests of other birds, to be hatched by them.]
1. A man whose wife is unfaithful; the husband of an adulteress. Shak.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) A West Indian plectognath fish (Ostracion triqueter). (b) The cowfish.
(Cuck"old), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cuckolded; p. pr. & vb. n. Cuckolding.] To make a cuckold
of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress. Shak.
(Cuck"old*ize) v. t. To cuckold. Dryden.
(Cuck"old*ly), a. Having the qualities of a cuckold; mean-spirited; sneaking. Shak.
(Cuck"ol*dom) n. The state of a cuckold; cuckolds, collectively. Addison.
(Cuck"old*ry) n. The state of being a cuckold; the practice of making cuckolds.
(Cuck"old's knot`) (Naut.) A hitch or knot, by which a rope is secured to a spar, the two
parts of the rope being crossed and seized together; called also cuckold's neck. Ham. Nav. Encyc.