less common spelling of cauldron

: a large kettle or boiler
: something resembling a boiling cauldron in intensity or degree of agitation
a cauldron of intense emotions

Examples of caldron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There, in this seething caldron, elements like carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur interacted to form new, organic compounds. Peter Radetsky, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Instead, CEOs are struggling to manage a different problem—a boiling caldron of outrage that is roiling their teams, many of whom have been directly or indirectly affected by the conflict. Alan Murray, Fortune, 6 Nov. 2023 To say this Iron Bowl rivalry spice is back would insinuate this caldron somehow cooled. Michael Casagrande |, al, 1 Aug. 2023 The stadium was dark, and as the torch runner approached the caldron, the spotlight came on — to Muhammad Ali, high above Centennial Olympic Stadium, shaking, but magnificent, still in command of the sporting world. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 July 2021 Holy cities like Mecca and Jerusalem, where millions gather on religious pilgrimages, are caldrons of sweat. Jeff Goodell, Time, 6 July 2023 The torch will arrive at the new, roofless National Olympic Stadium on Friday and ignite the caldron to signify the opening of the Games. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2021 The spectacle culminates in a fiery boil over that serves performative and practical purposes, ridding the caldron of the fish oils that had risen to the top and providing plenty of Instagram-friendly photo ops for guests. Chelsey Lewis, Journal Sentinel, 11 May 2023 Trotz has insisted his players savor the moments and appreciate the caldron of high-pressure playoff games — all without ever losing sight of how much sacrifice was needed throughout two playoffs runs during a pandemic. New York Times, 27 June 2021

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“Caldron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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