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    Flat-bottomed Vessel of Bronze Open-work Bearing The Cartouches of Pharaoh KhÎti I
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cartouch a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cartouch (Arch) A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper
    • Cartouch (Mil) A cartridge box.
    • Cartouch (Mil) A gunner's bag for ammunition
    • Cartouch (Mil) A military pass for a soldier on furlough.
    • Cartouch (Mil) A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge
    • Cartouch (Arch) 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.
    • Cartouch (Mil) A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
    • Cartouch (Egyptian Antiq) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cartouche, It. cartuccia, cartoccio, cornet, cartouch, fr. L. charta, paper. See 1st Card, and cf. Cartridge


In literature:

We endeavoured to eat shoulder-belts and cartouch-boxes, and contrived to swallow some small bits of them.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
In the centre, a pyramid rises with a double cartouch on one side and a single one on the other.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 455" by Various
Ne tirez pas trop vite, menagez vos cartouches!
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Nixon to pay 1/2 of a 1/4 Share for a Gun and Cartouch.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
Put the robber Cartouche in an Italian court of the fifteenth century; he would be a great statesman.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
The royal cartouches of their kings is in an oval taken from the form of its under side.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
We endeavored to eat shoulder-belts and cartouch-boxes, and contrived to swallow some small bits of them.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
The Flemings in their decadence did this, and the Italians in the Seventeenth Century did more, they introduced all manner of cartouche.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
His final words, "La derniere cartouche," rang out.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
Rascals of the Cartouche and Macheath kidney we Disdained.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
XX, 29, is perhaps a name compounded with that of a king, the latter being in a cartouche.
"El Kab" by J.E. Quibell
I shall tell you later when I have deciphered his cartouche.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
Sometimes cartouches with lines from a Persian poet or birds and animal forms are seen in the borders.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Each received a cartouche-box, a sabre, a bayonet, and a musket.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
French youngsters have a like exemplar in Louis Cartouche.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
Examples of it in later times are preserved in the royal cartouches, for here the monumental style demanded special consciseness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Such "cartouches" are used for titles, &c., on engravings of maps, plans, and the like.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
There can be no doubt whatever as to the identity of the cartouche.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
Borders, frames, panels, cartouches, dingbats, etc.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
Still we were all in line, and when some one shouted, 'Feu de quatre cartouches!
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin

In poetry:

Look ! in the plished granite,
Black as thy cartouche is with sins,
I read the searing sentence
That blasts the eyes that scan it :
"HOOR and SET be TWINS."
A fico for repentance !
"The Twins" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

At this very moment, contractors are scanning the original blueprints for the expansion and the cartouche 's installation.
At the climax of Hood River Classic action this weekend, the Las Vegas duo Cartouche Z and Julie Winkel jumped their way to a first place finish in the $10,000 Hood River Inn Grand Prix.
Cartouche's Insignia cotton-nylon blend by CF Stinson, 800-841-6279.
All cartouches with her name, all written mentions of her, and all her images in pharaoh 's dress were destroyed.
Scientist Louis Cartouche has just invented Orbital Sniper Technology, an improbable weapon that can assassinate specific targets from outer space.