Calvus



(of a cumulonimbus cloud) having its upper portion changing from a rounded, cumuliform shape to a diffuse, whitish, cirriform mass with vertical striations.
Historical Examples

A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus
A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
Petrarch’s Letters to Classical Authors Francesco Petrarca
A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus
The Student’s Companion to Latin Authors George Middleton
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus
Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas Remy de Gourmont
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus

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    the oxide or ashy substance that remains after metals, minerals, etc., have been thoroughly roasted or burned. lime1 (def 1). Historical Examples Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer Priestley in America Edgar F. Smith Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed. Pierre Joseph Macquer Heads […]

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    shaped like a calyx. Historical Examples The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler



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