Mrs. calliper would not let any of the children go, but she put down Dot to carry the baby.
Yes, and Mrs. calliper meant to dry them all and sell them, and buy some things for Dot and Molly and the baby.
Mrs. calliper and the children heard the guns go off pretty quickly after that—bang!
caliper cal·i·per or cal·li·per (kāl'ə-pər)
An instrument consisting essentially of two curved hinged legs, used to measure thickness and distances.