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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.
Swinburne: Selected Poems (Manchester: Carcanet / Fyfield, 1982, 1987, 2002); Catherine Maxwell, A.
In the UK, Carcanet brought out Fernando Pessoa, a substantial collection of 87 poems edited by Jonathan Griffin, appropriately and attractively presented in four slim volumes: Pessoa-himself and each of the three main heteronyms (Oxford: Carcanet Press, 1971); F.
The new Carcanet edition of Parade's End is, therefore, a literary event that is worthy of the very greatest rejoicing.
PAULA MEEHAN CarolAnn says: The Irish poet Paula Meehan lives in Dublin and is published in the UK by Carcanet.
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.
8) Christine Brooke-Rose, Amalgamemnon (Manchester: Carcanet, 1984), 7; hereafter cited parenthetically.
Austin Clarke, Collected Poems (Manchester: Carcanet, 2008).
9) Morris, I been there, sort of: New and Selected Poems (Manchester: Carcanet, 2006).
A new book, No Tear is Commonplace, is out from Carcanet in the UK.
Jennifer Dunbar Dorn with Justin Katko, Reitha Pattison, and Kyle Waugh (Manchester, UK: Carcanet Press, 2012).
Her latest collection, Ice, has just been published by Carcanet Press.