Calliope to Calvary

(Cal*li"o*pe) n. [L. Calliope, Gr. Kallio`ph, lit, the beautiful-voiced; pref. kalli- (from kalo`s beautiful) + 'o`ps, 'opo`s, voice.]

1. (Class. Myth.) The Muse that presides over eloquence and heroic poetry; mother of Orpheus, and chief of the nine Muses.

2. (Astron.) One of the asteroids. See Solar.

3. A musical instrument consisting of a series of steam whistles, toned to the notes of the scale, and played by keys arranged like those of an organ. It is sometimes attached to steamboat boilers.

4. (Zoöl.) A beautiful species of humming bird (Stellula Calliope) of California and adjacent regions.

(||Cal`li*op"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. pref. kalli- (fr. kalo`s beautiful) + 'o`psis appearance.] (Bot.) A popular name given to a few species of the genus Coreopsis, especially to C. tinctoria of Arkansas.

(Cal`li*pash") n. See Calipash.

(Cal`li*pee") n. See Calipee.

(Cal`li*pers) n. pl. See Calipers.

(Cal`li*sec"tion) n. [L. callere to be insensible + E. section.] Painless vivisection; — opposed to sentisection. B. G. Wilder.

(Cal`lis*then"ic), a., Callisthenics
(Cal`lis*then"ics) n. See Calisthenic, Calisthenics.

(Cal"li*thump`) n. A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari. [U. S.]

(Cal`li*thump"i*an) a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a callithump. [U. S.]

(Cal*lo"san) a. (Anat.) Of the callosum.

(Cal"lose) a. [See Callous.] (Bot.) Furnished with protuberant or hardened spots.

(Cal*los"i*ty) n.; pl. Callosities [L. callasitas; cf. F. calosté.] A hard or thickened spot or protuberance; a hardening and thickening of the skin or bark of a part, eps. as a result of continued pressure or friction.

(||Cal*lo"sum) n. [NL., fr. callosus callous, hard.] (Anat.) The great band commissural fibers which unites the two cerebral hemispheres. See corpus callosum, under Carpus.

(Cal"lot) n. A plant coif or skullcap. Same as Calotte. B. Jonson.

(Cal"lous) a. [L. callosus callous hard, fr. callum, callus, callous skin: cf. F. calleux.]

1. Hardened; indurated. "A callous hand." Goldsmith. "A callous ulcer." Dunglison.

2. Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible. "The callous diplomatist." Macaulay.

It is an immense blessing to be perfectly callous to ridicule.
T. Arnold.

Syn. — Obdurate; hard; hardened; indurated; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible. See Obdurate.

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