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Catherine wheel
Rose de Pompadour, Rose du Barry, names succesively given to a delicate rose color used on S[`e]vres porcelain. Rose diamond, a diamond, one side of which is flat, and the other cut into twenty-four triangular facets in two ranges which form a convex face pointed at the top. Cf. Brilliant, n. Rose ear. See under Ear. Rose elder (Bot.), the Guelder-rose. Rose engine, a machine, or an appendage to a turning lathe, by which a surface or wood, metal, etc., is engraved with a variety of curved lines. --Craig. Rose family (Bot.) the Rosece[ae]. See Rosaceous. Rose fever (Med.), rose cold. Rose fly (Zo["o]l.), a rose betle, or rose chafer. Rose gall (Zo["o]l.), any gall found on rosebushes. See Bedeguar. Rose knot, a ribbon, or other pliade band plaited so as to resemble a rose; a rosette. Rose lake, Rose madder, a rich tint prepared from lac and madder precipitated on an earthy basis. --Fairholt. Rose mallow. (Bot.) (a) A name of several malvaceous plants of the genus Hibiscus, with large rose-colored flowers. (b) the hollyhock. Rose nail, a nail with a convex, faceted head. Rose noble, an ancient English gold coin, stamped with the figure of a rose, first struck in the reign of Edward III., and current at 6s. 8d. --Sir W. Scott. Rose of China. (Bot.) See China rose (b), under China. Rose of Jericho (Bot.), a Syrian cruciferous plant (Anastatica Hierochuntica) which rolls up when dry, and expands again when moistened; -- called also resurrection plant. Rose of Sharon (Bot.), an ornamental malvaceous shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus). In the Bible the name is used for some flower not yet identified, perhaps a Narcissus, or possibly the great lotus flower. Rose oil (Chem.), the yellow essential oil extracted from various species of rose blossoms, and forming the chief part of attar of roses. Rose pink, a pigment of a rose color, made by dyeing chalk or whiting with a decoction of Brazil wood and alum; also, the color of the pigment. Rose quartz (Min.), a variety of quartz which is rose-red. Rose rash. (Med.) Same as Roseola. Rose slug (Zo["o]l.), the small green larva of a black sawfly (Selandria ros[ae]). These larv[ae] feed in groups on the parenchyma of the leaves of rosebushes, and are often abundant and very destructive. Rose window (Arch.), a circular window filled with ornamental tracery. Called also Catherine wheel, and marigold window. Cf. wheel window, under Wheel. Summer rose (Med.), a variety of roseola. See Roseola. Under the rose [a translation of L. sub rosa], in secret; privately; in a manner that forbids disclosure; -- the rose being among the ancients the symbol of secrecy, and hung up at entertainments as a token that nothing there said was to be divulged. Wars of the Roses (Eng. Hist.), feuds between the Houses of York and Lancaster, the white rose being the badge of the House of York, and the red rose of the House of Lancaster.
Catherine wheel
Catherine wheel Cath"er*ine wheel` [So called from St. Catherine of Alexandria, who is represented with a wheel, in allusion to her martyrdom.] 1. (Geoth.Arth.) Same as Rose window and Wheel window. Called also Catherine-wheel window. 2. (Pyrotechny) A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name. [Written also Catharine wheel.]
Catherine-wheel window
Catherine wheel Cath"er*ine wheel` [So called from St. Catherine of Alexandria, who is represented with a wheel, in allusion to her martyrdom.] 1. (Geoth.Arth.) Same as Rose window and Wheel window. Called also Catherine-wheel window. 2. (Pyrotechny) A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name. [Written also Catharine wheel.]

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- Katherine, Catherine, and other variations are feminine names. They are po****r in Christian countries because of their derivation from the name of one...
- Catherine II (Russian: Екатерина Алексеевна Yekaterina Alekseyevna; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), also known as Catherine...
- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (born Catherine Elizabeth Middleton; 9 January 1982), is a member of the British royal family. Her husband, Prince William...
- Catherine of Aragon (Spanish: Catalina de Aragón; 16 December 1485 – 7 January 1536) was Queen of England from June 1509 until May 1533 as the first wife...
- Catherine Howard (c. 1523 – 13 February 1542) was Queen of England from 1540 until 1541, as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. She (then aged 16 or 17) married...
- Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE (/ˈziːtə/; born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a...
- Catherine de Medici (Italian: Caterina de Medici, pronounced [kateˈriːna de ˈmɛːditʃi]; French: Catherine de Médicis, pronounced [katʁin də medisis];...
- Saint Catherine of Alexandria, or Saint Catharine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine (Coptic:...
- Catherine Thomson "Kate" ****ens (née Hogarth; 19 May 1815 – 22 November 1879) was the wife of English novelist Charles ****ens, and the mother of his...
- Catherine of Braganza (Portuguese: Catarina; 25 November 1638 – 31 December 1705) was queen consort of England, of Scotland and of Ireland from 1662 to...
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