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  1. a slender, grooved bar of lead for holding together the pieces of glass in windows of latticework or stained glass.
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Origin of came2

1680–90; special use of came ridge; see kame1, comb1
Also called ribbon.
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for cames


  1. the past tense of come
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  1. a grooved strip of lead used to join pieces of glass in a stained-glass window or a leaded light
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Word Origin

C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for cames


past tense of come.

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