What about South Carolina's reputation as a cauldron of conservatism with a strong evangelical base?
The small town became a cauldron of racial and sexual hysteria.
Rather, the concerns were about how this particular series of popular revolts would play out in the Middle East cauldron.
c.1300, caudron, from Anglo-French caudrun, Old North French cauderon (Old French chauderon "cauldron, kettle"), from augmentative of Late Latin caldaria "cooking pot" (source of Spanish calderon, Italian calderone), from Latin calidarium "hot bath," from calidus "warm, hot" (see calorie). The -l- was inserted 15c. in imitation of Latin.