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Caractacus

[kuh-rak-tuh-kuh s] /kəˈræk tə kəs/
noun
1.
flourished a.d. c50, British chieftain who opposed the Romans.
Also, Caradoc
[kuh-rad-uh k] /kəˈræd ək/ (Show IPA)
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  • Caractacus and his companion, I found, were both accustomed to pull an oar.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • I suspect that Caractacus and Sambo had fully enlightened him.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • Spinks was in readiness for a start with Caractacus and Sambo.

    Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
  • They are more likely of the time of Caractacus or Julius Csar.

  • Claudia will accompany him, and the old British king, Caractacus.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • Had we joined our whole forces with those of Caractacus the Brigantes too might have risen.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • It took all the strength of the Romans to conquer Caractacus alone.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • The men of Caractacus had both, but they were unavailing against the solid Roman line.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • There the base Cartismandua, betrayer of Caractacus, held her court?

    A Month in Yorkshire Walter White
  • He sends Mason's tragedy, Caractacus, a tiresome work, to a friend.

    Essays Arthur Christopher Benson
British Dictionary definitions for Caractacus

Caractacus

/kəˈræktəkəs/
noun
1.
same as Caratacus
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