Cal"lous*ly, adv.Cal"lous*ness, n.

A callousness and numbness of soul.

(Cal"low) a. [OE. calewe, calu, bald, AS. calu; akin to D. kaal, OHG. chalo, G. Kuhl; cf. L. calvus.]

1. Destitute of feathers; naked; unfledged.

An in the leafy summit, spied a nest,
Which, o'er the callow young, a sparrow pressed.

2. Immature; boyish; "green"; as, a callow youth.

I perceive by this, thou art but a callow maid.
Old Play [1675].

(Cal*low") n. (Zoöl.) [Named from its note.] A kind of duck. See Old squaw.

(Cal"lus) n. [L. See Callous.]

1. (Med.) (a) Same as Callosity. (b The material of repair in fractures of bone; a substance exuded at the site of fracture, which is at first soft or cartilaginous in consistence, but is ultimately converted into true bone and unites the fragments into a single piece.

2. (Hort.) The new formation over the end of a cutting, before it puts out rootlets.

(Calm) n. [OE. calme, F. calme, fr. It. or Sp. calma (cf. Pg. calma heat), prob. fr. LL. cauma heat, fr. Gr. kay^ma burning heat, fr. kai`ein to burn; either because during a great heat there is generally also a calm, or because the hot time of the day obliges us seek for shade and quiet; cf. Caustic] Freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; a cessation or absence of that which causes motion or disturbance, as of winds or waves; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity.

The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mark. iv. 39.

A calm before a storm is commonly a peace of a man's own making.

(Calm), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calmed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Calming.] [Cf. F. calmer. See Calm, n.]

1. To make calm; to render still or quiet, as elements; as, to calm the winds.

To calm the tempest raised by Eolus.

2. To deliver from agitation or excitement; to still or soothe, as the mind or passions.

Passions which seem somewhat calmed.

Syn. — To still; quiet; appease; allay; pacify; tranquilize; soothe; compose; assuage; check; restrain.

(Calm) a. [Compar. Calmer (-er); super. Calmest (-est)]

1. Not stormy; without motion, as of winds or waves; still; quiet; serene; undisturbed. "Calm was the day." Spenser.

Now all is calm, and fresh, and still.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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