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CAIQUE (from Turk. Kaik)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 950 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAIQUE (from Turk. Kaik), a light skiff or rowing-boat used by the Turks, having from one to twelve rowers; also a Levantine sailing vessel of considerable size. CA IRA, a song of the French Revolution, with the refrain:—" Ah l 4a ira, ca ira, ca ira 1 Les aristocrates d la lantern." The words, written by one Ladre, a street singer, were put to an alder tune, called Le Carillon National," and the song rivalled the " Carmagnole " (q.v.) during the Terror. It was forbidden by the Directory.
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