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caldron


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caldron  \Cal"dron\,  n.  [OE.  caldron,  caudron,  caudroun  OF 
  caudron,  chauderon,  F.  chaudron,  an  aug.  of  F.  chaudi[`e]re, 
  LL  caldaria,  fr  L.  caldarius  suitable  for  warming,  fr 
  caldus,  calidus  warm,  fr  calere  to  be  warm;  cf  Skr. 
  [,c]r[=a]  to  boil.  Cf  {Chaldron},  {Calaric},  {Caudle}.] 
  A  large  kettle  or  boiler  of  copper,  brass,  or  iron.  [Written 
  also  {cauldron}.]  ``Caldrons  of  boiling  oil.''  --Prescott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caldron 
  n  :  a  very  large  pot  [syn:  {cauldron}] 




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