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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Giant fans parted at the base of the caldron to reveal Midori Ito, Japan’s version of Peggy Fleming, adorned in an extravagant red and white kimono that was modeled after what an empress wore in 3000 B.C. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Feb. 2023 But scheduling quirks make this SDSU’s first trip to the 15,411-seat caldron of noise since Malachi Flynn and company dismantled the Lobos there in 2020, leading 17-0 and by 35 in the second half. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2023 For almost everyone, adolescence is a unique and personal caldron of anxiety. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2021 The XVIII Winter Olympics opened when a shirtless 516-pound sumo wrestler purified the stadium with thunderous foot stomps and a 90-pound figure skater wearing a kimono delicately touched the torch to the caldron. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Feb. 2023 For a tour of the caldron, start at the Keoneheehee Trailhead, trekking across the crater’s floor. Jonathan Olivier, Outside Online, 10 Oct. 2022 The room where the apparitions appear the second time, the rafters, that exists totally for the psychological caldron that’s holding Macbeth. Jake Coyle, ajc, 22 Dec. 2021 What ends up in the caldron is not soup at all but a successful career in business. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 In the caldron of social media, some have criticized Biles for quitting, but many more have praised her courage. Dom Amore,, 1 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Caldron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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