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 (kär′kə-nĕt′, -nĭt)
n. Archaic
A jeweled necklace, collar, or headband.

[From Old French carcan, collar, perhaps from Medieval Latin carcannum, perhaps of Germanic origin.]


(ˈkɑːkəˌnɛt; -nɪt)
(Jewellery) archaic a jewelled collar or necklace
[C16: from French carcan, of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse kverkband chin strap]


(ˈkɑr kəˌnɛt, -nɪt)

a woman's ornamental, usu. jeweled headband or necklace.
[1520–30; Middle French carcan choker]
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Rowena opened the small silver-chased casket, and perceived a carcanet, or neck lace, with ear-jewels, of diamonds, which were obviously of immense value.
It includes Susannah Herbert, the executive director of National Poetry Day (September 28 this year, with the theme of Freedom), the poetry bosses of publishers Penguin, Picador and Carcanet - and, of course, Neil Astley, founding editor of Hexham-based Bloodaxe Books - and many other poetry movers and shakers.
One can see the wearying action of that responsibility on publisher poets like Peter Jay of Anvil Poetry, Michael Schmidt of Carcanet Press, and even James Laughlin of New Directions Publishing.
The first, Beyond the Barbed Wire , is out from Carcanet this month.
3) Ford Madox Ford, Return to Yesterday, Manchester: Carcanet, 1999, 139.
In the blue corner stands the tradition of the well-respected and highbrow publishers of poetry: Faber & Faber, Bloodaxe, Canongate, Seren, Cinnamon Press, Carcanet and Enitharmon Press.
2) Love, Labour and Liberty, (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1976), p.
A new book, No Tear is Commonplace, is out from Carcanet in the UK.
Her latest collection, Ice, has just been published by Carcanet Press.
PAULA MEEHAN CarolAnn says: The Irish poet Paula Meehan lives in Dublin and is published in the UK by Carcanet.
The weight of past 'greats', from Hardy and Eliot to Ginsberg and Beckett, Larkin and Berger, generates a kind of momentum - which we celebrate in the A Century of Poetry Review, which will be published by Carcanet in October.