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C . C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo-Saxon words, or Old English before the Norman Conquest, it always has the sound of k. The Latin C was the same letter as the Greek /, /, and came from the Greek alphabet. The Greeks got it from the Ph/nicians. The English name of C is from the Latin name ce, and was derived, probably, through the French. Etymologically C is related to g, h, k, q, s (and other sibilant sounds). Examples of these relations are in L. acutus, E. acute, ague; E. acrid, eager, vinegar; L. cornu, E. horn; E. cat, kitten; E. coy, quiet; L. circare, OF. cerchier, E. search.
C . The keynote of the normal or "natural" scale, which has neither flats nor sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same.
C . C after the clef is the mark of common time, in which each measure is a semibreve (four fourths or crotchets); for alla breve time it is written /.
C . The "C clef," a modification of the letter C, placed on any line of the staff, shows that line to be middle C.
C . As a numeral, C stands for Latin centum or 100, CC for 200, etc.
C Q D . In radiotelegraphy, the letters signified by the code call formerly used (cf. S O S) by ships in distress, formed by combining the code call C Q (formerly used as a general call for all stations) with D for distress.
C. G. S. . An abbreviation for Centimeter, Gram, Second. -- applied to a system of units much employed in physical science, based upon the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of weight or mass, and the second as the unit of time.
C. G. T. . An abbreviation for Confederation Generale du Travail (the French syndicalist labor union).
Ca ira . The refrain of a famous song of the French Revolution.
Ca/oncito n. A small ca/on.
Ca/oncito n. A narrow passage or lane through chaparral or a forest.
Caaba n. The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Mohammedans must pray.
Caas n. sing. & pl. Case.
Caatinga n. A forest composed of stunted trees and thorny bushes, found in areas of small rainfall in Brazil.
Cab n. A kind of close carriage with two or four wheels, usually a public vehicle.
 
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Naturize : v. t. To endow with a nature or qualities; to refer to nature.

 
Based on The Online Plain Text English Dictionary (OPTED) produced by Ralph S. Sutherland from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
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