Origin of carcanet
Words nearby carcanet
How to use carcanet in a sentence
Over his clustering hair he wore a carcanet of diamonds, surmounted by the precious plumage of the bird of Paradise.
Carcanet, the diminutive of carcan, a chain;—it means a necklace.The Eve of All-Hallows, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Matthew Weld Hartstonge
And sodaynly caught hir by the hayre of the head, and in steade of a Carcanet placed a roape about her necke.The Palace of Pleasure|William Painter
Nowadays they have restored the carcanet and kept the rivière as well, both terms being in common use.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
Each one wore an iron carcanet, and the crowd was never weary of coming to gaze at them.Salammbo|Gustave Flaubert