Origin of cauldron
Examples from the Web for cauldron
The arts are overrated, but the real estate is bubbling like the witch's cauldron in MacBeth.
But it landed her in a cauldron of controversy at the face-off at Hofstra University.Candy Crowley Injects Herself Into the Presidential Debate|Lauren Ashburn|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rather, the concerns were about how this particular series of popular revolts would play out in the Middle East cauldron.Israel’s Allergy to the Arab Spring—Justified Again|Gil Troy|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The 31-year-old will be riding her horse, Toytown, and will use the torch to light a cauldron at the racecourse.Queen's Granddaughter Zara to Bear Olympic Torch Tomorrow|Tom Sykes|May 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What about South Carolina's reputation as a cauldron of conservatism with a strong evangelical base?
Ceridwen was the goddess of wisdom; she distilled wisdom-giving drops in a cauldron.A Short History of Wales|Owen M. Edwards
Then the bird sentenced the nurse to be thrown out of the window, and the sisters to be cast into a cauldron of boiling oil.Europa's Fairy Book|Joseph Jacobs
They brought the cauldron and the loads of wood, and very soon the King was boiling away.The Blue Fairy Book|Various
It dragged a cauldron of exaggerated proportions on a car fitted to hold it easily.Steel|Charles Rumford Walker
Keep four logs under the first cauldron, eight logs under the second, and twelve under the third.The Shoemaker's Apron|Parker Fillmore
British Dictionary definitions for cauldron
Word Origin for cauldron
Word Origin and History for cauldron
c.1300, caudron, from Anglo-French caudrun, Old North French cauderon (Old French chauderon "cauldron, kettle"), from augmentative of Late Latin caldaria "cooking pot" (source of Spanish calderon, Italian calderone), from Latin calidarium "hot bath," from calidus "warm, hot" (see calorie). The -l- was inserted 15c. in imitation of Latin.