- (of a cumulonimbus cloud) having its upper portion changing from a rounded, cumuliform shape to a diffuse, whitish, cirriform mass with vertical striations.
Origin of calvus
< New Latin, Latin: literally, bald
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Examples from the Web for calvus
The first friend he met on the street was Calvus, the young poet and orator.
And Calvus was gone, leaving Ahenobarbus as though he had been cudgelled into numbness.
It is, therefore, properly said in this Dialogue, that Cicero thought Calvus cold and enervated.
Calvus, Cæsar, Pollio, multum ante quæstoriam omnes ætatem gravissima judicia susceperunt.
In the Brutus, where Cicero speaks of Calvus at great length, his language is reserved.Petrarch's Letters to Classical Authors