Monday, March 03, 2014
Citations for caveat
I must beg leave, before I finish this chapter, to enter a caveat in the breast of my fair reader; and it is this: Not to take it absolutely for granted, from an unguarded word or two which I have dropped it, "that I am a married man."
So the owner of a balky horse would issue the caveat, "You'll be surprised to see the way he works," the surprise being that he would not work at all.
Origin of caveat
Caveat comes from the Latin caveat, "let him beware," from cavere, "to beware."