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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Carcanet  \Car"ca*net\  (k[aum]r"k[.a]*n[e^]t),  n.  [Dim.  fr  F. 
  carcan  the  iron  collar  or  chain  of  a  criminal,  a  chain  of 
  precious  stones,  LL  carcannum  fr  Armor.  kerchen  bosom, 
  neck,  kelchen  collar,  fr  kelch  circle;  or  Icel.  kverk  troat, 
  OHG.  querca  throat.] 
  A  jeweled  chain,  necklace,  or  collar.  [Also  written 
  {carkanet}  and  {carcant}.]  --Shak.