cautel


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cautel

(ˈkɔːtəl)
n
archaic craftiness; skilful deceit
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As the scene opens, Ophelia and Laertes sit in their father's apartment; she examines the photograph while Laertes speaks: "Perhaps he loves you now, / and now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch / the virtue of his will" (1.
the persona of the cautel pretends a conservative viewpoint and here imparts advice regarding the preservation of communion hosts, suggesting storing them in closed boxes inside the chimney to keep them dry; breathing gently, not roughly, at the time of consecration; only consecrating hosts on a fair, clear day (if possible), and laying them out on a cloth on the church roof to dry in the sun.
Malijai Cautel is Researcher, Research Center, Philippe Pinel Institute of Montreal.