Definition of Caique
1. Noun. (nautical) a small wooden trading vessel, brightly painted and rigged for sail, traditionally used for fishing and trawling. ¹
2. Noun. One of two species of parrot in the genus ''Pionites''. ¹
3. Noun. (alternative spelling of caique) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Caique
1. a long, narrow rowboat [n -S]
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Literary usage of Caique
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"THE caique YONDER to the kiosk, beside the creek, Paddle the swift caique. ... O bird of song, there's one in this caique The Rose would also seek, ..."
2. The City of the Sultan, and Domestic Manners of the Turks: With a Steam by Pardoe (Julia) (1854)
"... Sultan's Barge—Princes and Pashas—The Pasha's Wife—The Admiralty Barge—The Fruit caique—The Embassy Barge—The Omnibus caique—Turkish Boatmen—The caique ..."
3. Summer Cruise in the Mediterranean on Board an American Frigate by Nathaniel Parker Willis (1853)
"... Austrian, and Turk» ish Equipages—The Sultan's Barge or caique—Description of the Sultan—Visit to a Turkish Lancastrian School—The Dancing ..."
4. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"THE caique. YONDER to the kiosk, beside the creek, Paddle the swift cai'que. Thou brawny oarsman with the sun-burnt cheek, V Quick ! for it soothes my heart ..."
5. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie, John Elihu Hall (1822)
"... Euryale ? an sua caique dcus fit dira cupido ? a parody that is not the less diverting from its having been before gravely made by Tasso : O dio ..."
6. Ballads by William Makepeace Thackeray (1856)
"YONDER to the kiosk, beside the creek, Paddle the swift caique. Thou brawny oarsman with the sun-burnt cheek, Quick! for it soothes my heart to hear the ..."
7. Diary of a Tour in Greece, Turkey, Egypt and the Holy Land by Mary Georgiana Emma Seymour Dawson Damer, Hon. Mary Georgina Emma Dawson Damer (1841)
"The Sultan's state caique—Leave Constantinople by the Stamboul steamer—The harem of the Pacha of the Dardanelles—Our fellow-passengers—The Archbishop of ..."