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    Flat-bottomed Vessel of Bronze Open-work Bearing The Cartouches of Pharaoh KhÎti I
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cartouche a cartridge (usually with paper casing)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • cartouche (Arch) A cantalever, console, corbel, or modillion, which has the form of a scroll of paper
    • cartouche (Mil) A cartridge box.
    • cartouche (Mil) A gunner's bag for ammunition
    • cartouche (Mil) A military pass for a soldier on furlough.
    • cartouche (Mil) A roll or case of paper, etc., holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge
    • cartouche (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.
    • cartouche (Mil) A wooden case filled with balls, to be shot from a cannon.
    • cartouche (Egyptian Antiq) An oval figure on monuments, and in papyri, containing the name of a sovereign.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cartouche A roll or case of paper holding a charge for a firearm; a cartridge.
    • n cartouche A cartridge-box (which see).
    • n cartouche A case of wood bound about with marline, containing several iron balls of a pound each and about 400 musket-balls, to be fired from a cannon or howitzer. Farrow, Mil. Encyc.
    • n cartouche An oval or oblong figure on ancient Egyptian monuments and in papyri, containing groups of characters expressing the names or titles of royal personages and, rarely, of deities: a name given by Champollion. By extension it now commonly signifies both the inclosing ring and its contents. From a very early date, if not from the beginning, an Egyptian king at the moment of coronation assumed, in addition to his family or personal name, an official, regal, or throne name, which took its place beside the former, generally preceding it, and thus gave occasion to a double cartouche. In imitation of the German schilde employed in a heraldic sense, the cartouche is in English sometimes styled a shield or escutcheon, or more often merely an oval.
    • n cartouche A painted, engraved, or sculptured ornament of irregular or fantastic form, inclosing a plain central space used as a field for inscriptions, etc. Such ornaments were much used during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to decorate wainscotings and the title-pages of books.
    • n cartouche In heraldry, a name given in England to the oval escutcheon often seen in Italian heraldry, and generally considered to be peculiar to ecclesiastics. Italian escutcheons are often egg-shaped; but the shield designated by the word cartouche has both ends equally curved, and therefore approximates to an ellipse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cartouche kär-tōōsh′ a case for holding cartridges: formerly a case containing bullets to be discharged from a mortar, but now merely a waterproof canvas case for holding the cartridges of a field battery, one to each ammunition-box:
    • Cartouche Also Cartouch′
    • n Cartouche kär-tōōsh′ (archit.) an ornament resembling a scroll of paper with the ends rolled up: an oval figure on ancient Egyptian monuments or papyri enclosing characters expressing royal or divine names
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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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. cartoccio—L. charta, paper.


In literature:

Was Cartouche less detestable because Brinvilliers had existed before him?
"The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I. Jan. 1916" by Various
In the centre we see a bunch of lotus lilies flanked by royal cartouches.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
The cartouche was used a great deal in decoration, with a curved surface.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
Stones were found in the vicinity with the cartouche of King Papi from one of the earliest dynasties.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
What they cannot cram into their knapsacks and cartouch-boxes is dashed in pieces and destroyed.
"Frederic Shoberl Narrative of the Most Remarkable Events Which Occurred In and Near Leipzig" by Frederic Shoberl (1775-1853)
That mamma smoked was clear, for the old lady had already gone through the process of unrolling one of the small cartouche-like cigars.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
It was lying with his cartouche-box right away by the stunted oak, as he mentally called the cork-tree.
"!Tention" by George Manville Fenn
To the captives, the cartouche was a message of hope, as a sign that they were not outside the sphere of Egypt.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
The two monoliths are almost identical in size and workmanship, and are inscribed with the same cartouches of Rameses the Great.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
The cartouch was not so readily comprehended.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
His cartouches lay ready to his hand in his belt of untanned leather.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
Weapons, cartouche-boxes, belt, every button on the uniform, all must be cleaned as bright as a mirror.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
The cartouche has the name of Amenophis (Amenhotep) II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Knapsacks strapped on, haversacks filled and slung, cartouche box on hip, and gun in hand.
"Mayne Reid" by Elizabeth Reid
We were learned on cartouches, and flourished our knowledge before the tourists dropping in.
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
But all the men knew that they might just as well have been named "The Black Band" or the "Gang of Cartouche.
"A Tatter of Scarlet" by S. R. Crockett
On the belt of the colossus is the cartouche of Rameses II.
"Cleopatra's Needle" by James King
With 80 Illustrations and many Cartouches.
"A Catalogue of Books Published by Methuen and Co., October 1909" by Various
Among later victims was the famous Cartouche, of whom Thackeray wrote so entertainingly.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
So when the keeper made young Dumas a present of Pyramus, he thought he had better bestow Cartouche on him as well.
"The Animal Story Book" by Various

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.