Calve to Camera obscura

(Calve) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calved 3; p. pr. & vb. n. Calving.] [AS. cealfian. See Calf.]

1. To bring forth a calf. "Their cow calveth." Job xxi. 10.

2. To bring forth young; to produce offspring.

Canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
Job xxxix. 1.

The grassy clods now calved.

(Cal"ver) v. i.

1. To cut in slices and pickle, as salmon. [Obs.]

For a change, leave calvered salmon and eat sprats.

2. To crimp; as, calvered salmon. Nares.

(Cal"ver), v. i. To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered; as, grayling's flesh will calver. Catton.

(Calves"*snout) n. (Bot.) Snapdragon.

(Cal"vin*ism) n. [Cf. F. Calvinisme.] The theological tenets or doctrines of John Calvin (a French theologian and reformer of the 16th century) and his followers, or of the so-called calvinistic churches.

The distinguishing doctrines of this system, usually termed the five points of Calvinism, are original sin or total depravity, election or predestination, particular redemption, effectual calling, and the perseverance of the saints. It has been subject to many variations and modifications in different churches and at various times.

(Cal"vin*ist) n. [Cf. F. Calviniste.] A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.

(Cal`vin*is"tic Cal`vin*is"tic*al) a. Of or pertaining to Calvin, or Calvinism; following Calvin; accepting or Teaching Calvinism. "Calvinistic training." Lowell.

(Cal"vin*ize) v. t. To convert to Calvinism.

(Calv"ish) a. Like a calf; stupid. Sheldon.

(Calx) n.; pl. E. Calxes L. Calces [L. Calx, calcis. limestone; cf. Gr. gravel. pebble, Skr. gravel, Ir. carraic rock Gael. carraig, W. careg, stone. Cf. Chalk.]

1. (Chem.) (a) Quicklime. [Obs.] (b) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder.

Metallic calxes are now called oxides.

2. Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.

(Ca*lyc`i*flo"ral cal*lyc`i*flo"rous) a. [L. calyx, -ycis, calyx + flos, floris, flower.] (Bot.) Having the petals and stamens adnate to the calyx; — applied to a subclass of dicotyledonous plants in the system of the French botanist Candolle.

(Ca*lyc"i*form) a. [L. calyx, calycis, calyx + -form.] (Bot.) Having the form or appearance of a calyx.

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