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What is caboshed?

  1. Oct 17, 2006 #1

    wolram

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  3. Oct 17, 2006 #2

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    Who the hell would have a chained monkey on their coat of arms? Does that say something about the family?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2006 #3
    Interesting
    Caboshed would be "front sight" judging the picture. So what does the dictionary say?

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/caboshed

    Ca`boched´
    a. 1. (Her.) Showing the full face, but nothing of the neck; - said of the head of a beast in armorial bearing.

    Memorize that one, you can baffle people with that.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2006 #4

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    An aminal well known for--------

    Sagacity (Sa*gac"i*ty) (?), n.
    [L. sagacitas. See Sagacious.]

    The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness. "Some [brutes] show that nice sagacity of smell." Cowper. "Natural sagacity improved by generous education." V. Knox.

    Synonyms -- Penetration; shrewdness; judiciousness. -- Sagacity, Penetration. Penetration enables us to enter into the depths of an abstruse subject, to detect motives, plans, etc. Sagacity adds to penetration a keen, practical judgment, which enables one to guard against the designs of others, and to turn everything to the best possible advantage.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2006 #5

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    :biggrin: i will work it into conversation at every oppertunity.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2006 #6

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    Yep, Webster's 1828 dictionary

    CABOSHED, n. In heraldry, having the head cut close, so as to have no neck left.

    English
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    Etymology
    From French caboché, past participle of cabocher, from caboche ‘head’.

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    Adjective
    caboshed

    (Heraldry) of an animal, shown face-on and cut off immediately behind the ears
    Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/caboshed"
     
  8. Oct 17, 2006 #7
    The reason you don't think it sounds very nice is you have probably heard it being used like this:

    kibosh
    One entry found for kibosh.
    Main Entry: ki·bosh
    Pronunciation: 'kI-"bäsh, kI-'; ki-'bäsh
    Function: noun
    Etymology: origin unknown
    : something that serves as a check or stop <put the kibosh on that>
    - kibosh transitive verb

    I thought it was purely slang. I'd never seen anyone attempt to spell it before.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2006 #8

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    So you could kibosh some one from caboshing ???? as in (he put a kabosh
    to the caboshed ram painting).
     
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