- a slender, grooved bar of lead for holding together the pieces of glass in windows of latticework or stained glass.
Origin of came2
Also called ribbon.
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Examples from the Web for cames
The beautiful Dresden china we see at the Exhibition, cames from the town of Dresden.The World's Fair
Rebecca could see the Cames' brown farmhouse from Mrs. Baxter's sitting-room window.New Chronicles of Rebecca
Kate Douglas Wiggin
These Emaux et Cames constitute Gautiers own pet selection from his works.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
- the past tense of come
- a grooved strip of lead used to join pieces of glass in a stained-glass window or a leaded light
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for cames
past tense of come.
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