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Cadis \Cad"is\, n. [F.] A kind of coarse serge.


Etymology 1 n. (plural of cadi English) Etymology 2

n. A kind of coarse serge.

Usage examples of "cadis".

      There is also another cadis, called by some a Straw-worm, and by some a Ruff-coat, whose house, or case, is made of little pieces of bents, and rushes, and straws, and water-weeds, and I know not what.

I know not how, or of what, this cadis receives life, or what coloured fly it turns to.

Boats passed under the windows of the farm, carrying effendis, pashas and cadis off to exile in Lemnos, Mitylene or Erzerum.

Other cadis, pashas and effendis could be seen coming to replace the exiles, and later being exiled in their turn.

But if by any chance some restrictions might be eased, decision in the court of the cadis might relax from the strict interpretation of the Koran and of the desert asceticism that had created it—well, let the learned dispute over whether Allah or the Koran were more or equally eternal if they would.

Petersburg, Berlin, Constantinople,I am of Adelaide, Sidney, Melbourne,I am of London, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Limerick,I am of Madrid, Cadis, Barcelona, Oporto, Lyons, Brussels, Berne, Frankfort, Stuttgart, Turin, Florence,I belong in Moscow, Cracow, Warsaw, or northward in Christiania or Stockholm, or in Siberian Irkutsk, or in some street in Iceland,I descend upon all those cities, and rise from them again.

Well, Scholar, I have held you too long about these cadis, and smaller fish, and rivers, and fish-ponds.