The name comes from a Hebrew word suggesting "to receive," and denotes "that which is received" or tradition.
Caballero, Fernan, the nom de plume of Cecilia Boehl, a popular Spanish authoress, born in Switzerland, of German descent; a collector of folk tales; wrote charmingly; told stories of Spanish, particularly Andalusian, peasant life (1797-1877).
Cadastre, a register of the landed proprietors of a district, and the extent of their estates, with maps illustrative called Cadastral Maps.
C.); pursued Pompey, who had fled to Greece, and defeated him at Pharsalia (48 B. Cagliari (44), the cap of Sardinia, and the chief port, on the S.Caen (45), a fine old Norman town, capital of Calvados, about 80 m. of Cherbourg; lace the chief manufacture; the burial-place of William the Conqueror, and the native place of Charlotte Corday; it is a well-built town, and has fine old public buildings, a large library, and a noble collection of pictures.Caer`leon, a small old town in Monmouthshire, on the Usk, 2½ m. of Newport; celebrated by Tennyson in connection with Arthurian legend; it is a very ancient place, and contains relics of Roman times.Cabral, Pedro Alvarez, a Portuguese navigator, sailing for the Indies, drifted on the coast of Brazil, on which he planted the Portuguese flag, 1500, and of which he is accounted by some the discoverer, continued his course, and established a factory at Calicut in 1501 (1460-1526).Cabre`ra, one of the Balearic Isles, used as a penal settlement by Spain, produces wild olives.Cabrera, a Spanish general, born at Tortosa, Catalonia, a zealous supporter of the claims of Don Carlos, took up arms in his behalf; died in England; he was an unscrupulous adversary (1810-1877). of a province of the name in Afghanistan, in a mild climate, on an elevated plateau of great fertility, 6000 ft.in height, on the high route between Central Asia and the Punjab, a great highway of trade, and a depôt for European goods. of Estremadura; the name also of its capital (14), famous for its bacon and sausages, as the province is for cattle-rearing.Caaba, an ancient Arab temple, a small square structure in the grand mosque of Mecca, with a mysterious black stone, probably an aerolite, built in it, on which all pilgrims who visit the shrine imprint a kiss; "the Keblah of all Moslem, the eyes of innumerable praying men being turned towards it from all the quarters of the compass five times a day."Cabal`, a secret intriguing faction in a State, a name applied to a junto of five ministers of Charles II.in power from 1668 to 1673, the initials of whose names go to make up the word; their names were Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, and Lauderdale; derived from Cabala (q. Cab`ala, a secret science alleged to have been divinely imparted to Moses and preserved by tradition, by means of which the Rabbis affected to interpret the pretended mystic sense of the words, letters, and very accents of the Hebrew Scriptures, a science which really owes its existence to a dissatisfaction in the rabbinical mind with the traditional literal interpretation, and a sense that there is more in Scripture than meets the ear.of Charente Inférieure, a pronounced materialist in philosophy, and friend of Mirabeau; attended him in his last illness, and published an account of it; his materialism was of the grossest; treated the soul as a nonentity; and held that the brain secretes thought just as the liver secretes bile (1757-1808).Cabel, a celebrated painter of the Dutch school, born at Ryswick (1631-1698). Cabot, Sebastian, son of the preceding, born either in Venice or Bristol; accompanied his father to N.