• a, b, c, d. Larva, cocoon, nympha, and insect of Caddis-fly
    a, b, c, d. Larva, cocoon, nympha, and insect of Caddis-fly
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Caddis A kind of worsted lace or ribbon. "Caddises , cambrics, lawns."
    • n Caddis (Zoöl) The larva of a caddice fly. These larvæ generally live in cylindrical cases, open at each end, and covered externally with pieces of broken shells, gravel, bits of wood, etc. They are a favorite bait with anglers. Called also caddice worm, or caddis worm.
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Bertie to caddie Bertie to caddie
Caddie to Biffin Caddie to Biffin
Licensed Caddy Licensed Caddy

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n caddis Flock or wadding of any fibrous material for stuffing, bombasting, and the like, used in the fifteenth century and later.
    • n caddis A kind of lint for dressing wounds.
    • n caddis Wool used for coarse embroidery, nearly like the modern crewel.
    • n caddis A kind of worsted tape or ribbon.
    • n caddis A kind of coarse woolen or worsted stuff. The variegated stuff used by the Highlanders of Scotland.
    • n caddis A coarse serge.
    • n caddis The larva of the caddis-fly. See caddis-worm.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Caddis the larva of the May-fly and other species of Phryganea, which lives in water in a sheath formed of fragments of wood, stone, shell, leaves, &c., open at both ends—caddis-worms form excellent bait for trout
    • n Caddis kad′dis (Shak.) worsted ribbon.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. caddas, Scot. caddis, lint, caddes, a kind of woolen cloth, cf. Gael. cada, cadadh, a kind of cloth, cotton, fustian, W. cadas, F. cadis,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cadaz, cadas.


In literature:

There are a great variety of these caddis-worms, and most interesting it is to notice the different kind of houses they build.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Each contestant's caddie was provided with a stick cleft at one end and pointed at the other.
"IT and Other Stories" by Gouverneur Morris
If you have no caddie, do not order your opponent's caddie about as if you were paying for his services.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
All at once Caddy thought the clock ticked louder than she had ever heard a clock tick in all her life before.
"Harper's Young People, January 20, 1880" by Various
It was Rose turning the key in the lock and lifting the lid of the tea-caddy.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
Fritz Mueller on a Frog having Eggs on its back: on the Abortion of the Hairs on the Legs of certain Caddis Flies, etc.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
A large crowd of onlookers from the Court had collected, and the players had decided to dispense with caddies under the circumstances.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
We call it the pond; and if you play a ball into it you send a blasphemous caddie in after it and count one stroke.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
It was a gold ring, thick and beautiful, with a strange design on it like on the sides of tea-caddies.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Now, as she shoved at her plate, she saw him, saw the tea-caddy, saw his rooms and saw too, as she left them, the girl to whom he was engaged.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus

In poetry:

O Charlie is neither laird nor lord,
Nor Charlie is a caddie;
But Charlie has twa bonnie red cheeks,
And he's my juggler laddie.
"O'er The Water To Charlie" by Henry Morley
In the bar each night the Chinks he'd delight
And out of a Chinese caddy
He'd bring three rabbits, two bucks and a doe
And he'd ask them to find the lady.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
Into a soft caul of forgetfulness.
The fugitive colors die.
Caddis worms drowse in their silk cases,
The lamp-headed nymphs are nodding to sleep like statues.
"Flute Notes From A Reedy Pond" by Sylvia Plath
You can't judge a man by the corns on his chest
But you'll soon know his trade by his caddy
And you can't judge a woman by what she's got on
It's what she takes off proves a lady.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
I desiderii miei
Non han confine, e, novello Epulone,
In questo inferno, ove innocente caddi,
Io mille volte vo' morir di sete
Pria di volgermi a te pietosamente
Mendicando una gocciola!
"Alba" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Apparently, llamas make great caddies: their soft feet damage greens less than a golf cart does, they can carry a set of clubs on a special saddle and their calm demeanor complements the mental game.
Last week Caddiemaster held its annual Caddie Tournament for its Pinehurst loopers on courses No.
Big Fat Sushi Roll - the Caddy, is yellowfin tuna, cucumber, avocado, masago, kaiware sprouts with truffled ponzu.
It seems Ben Curtis — or his caddie — mistook Mitchum 's bag and slid the wedge in by mistake.
The Slaughter Movie House creator talks horror films and Caddy Shack pizza.
Don't stand so close to the Caddy, kid.
Lyle's caddie had a ringside seat.
Lyle's caddie had a ringside seat .
The caddy's latches do not automatically close to secure the stages and risers when stored.
Unsecured stages and risers can fall off the caddies and onto consumers.
This recall involves Midwest Folding Products' caddies used to store collapsible stages and risers when they are not being used.
Adjusting her position, the 10-year-old hit the ball close to the hole, getting a thumbs-up from her father - who is also her caddie.
Mark Huber, a professional tour caddie from Wisconsin, writes about his experiences in a blog called "Kaddy Korner".
Short of breath , he told his caddie more than once he thought he was going to die.
Dinah Talks about her new Caddie.