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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cardo (Zoöl) The basal joint of the maxilla in insects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardo In conchology, the hinge of a bivalve shell.
    • n cardo In entomology, the basal joint of the maxilla, a narrow transverse piece, articulating with the lower side of the head. See cuts under Hymenoptera and Insecta.
    • n cardo In Myriapoda, the distal or exterior one of two pieces of which the protomala or so-called mandible consists, the other piece being the stipes. See ṗrotomala, and cut under epilabrum. A. S. Packard.
    • n cardo In the pelecypod mollusks, the primitive hinge: contrasted with the articulus or adult hinge.
    • n cardo One of the two intersecting central streets of the Roman military camp or castrum, the other being the decumanus. A similar arrangement is found in the prehistoric pile-settlements of northern Italy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a hinge


In literature:

Orso and his sister took their way back to Cardo, and the bandits departed up the mountain.
"Columba" by Prosper Merimee
ERNA'NI, the robber-captain, duke of Segor'bia and Cardo'na, lord of Aragon, and count of Ernani.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
What a lasting interest Samuel Rutherford's pastoral pen has given to the hoary old castle of Cardoness!
"Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents" by Alexander Whyte
Hinge: of maxilla = cardo; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Cardos tossed the crystal to the table with a resigned gesture, then tottered and swayed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
The father vice-commissary, Fray Fernando Antonio de la Concepcion, native of Aldea del Cardo, of the bishopric of Calahorra.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
E, First maxilla; a, cardo; b, stipes; c, galea; d, lacinia; e, palp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
Well, he went quite nasty with Cardo Parry for playin' false with poor little Sally Edwards.
"Through Welsh Doorways" by Jeannette Augustus Marks

In news: Cardo Systems Releases New Software Upgrade for the scala rider G9 Communication and Entertainment System for Motorcyclists.
Mike Abrams joins Cardo .
Assa Abloy to acquire Cardo .
STOCKHOLM—Access control giant Assa Abloy announced Dec 13 that it had acquired 63.6 percent of shares in Cardo, a supplier of industrial doors and logistics systems and other systems.
With the Scala Rider intercom from Cardo Systems, all you have to do is speak and your voice resounds in your partner's helmet.
In this Sept 8, 2012, photo, Vice President Joe Biden exits Cardo's Pizza Restaurant with pizza in hand after greeting patrons in Jackson, Ohio.
Cardo Systems Supports 14,000 Kilometer "India Ride".