(Cal`i*sa"ya bark) A valuable kind of Peruvian bark obtained from the Cinchona Calisaya,
and other closely related species.
(||Cal`is*the"ne*um), n. [NL.] A gymnasium; esp. one for light physical exercise by women
(Cal`is*then"ic) a. [Gr. kalo`s beautiful + sqe`nos strength.] Of or pertaining to calisthenics.
(Cal`is*then"ics) n. The science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs,
to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics.
(Cal"i*ver) n. [Corrupted fr. caliber.] An early form of hand gun, a variety of the arquebus; originally
a gun having a regular size of bore. [Obs.] Shak.
(||Ca"lix) n. [L.] A cup. See Calyx.
(Calk) v. t. [imp. &p. p. Calked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Calking.] [Either corrupted fr. F. calfater (cf.
Pg. calafetar, Sp. calafetear), fr. Ar. qalafa to fill up crevices with the fibers of palm tree or moss; or
fr. OE. cauken to tred, through the French fr. L. calcare, fr. calx heel. Cf. Calk to copy, Inculcate.]
1. To drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of to prevent leaking. The calking is completed
by smearing the seams with melted pitch.
2. To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron
ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
(Calk) v. t. [E. calquer to trace, It. caicare to trace, to trample, fr. L. calcare to trample, fr. calx
heel. Cf. Calcarate.] To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and
then passing a blunt style or needle over the lines, so as to leave a tracing on the paper or other thing
against which it is laid or held. [Written also calque]
(Calk) n. [Cf. AS. calc shoe, hoof, L. calx, calcis, heel, calcar, spur.]