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[kal-vuh s]
adjective Meteorology.
  1. (of a cumulonimbus cloud) having its upper portion changing from a rounded, cumuliform shape to a diffuse, whitish, cirriform mass with vertical striations.
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Origin of calvus

< New Latin, Latin: literally, bald
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  • The first friend he met on the street was Calvus, the young poet and orator.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

  • And Calvus was gone, leaving Ahenobarbus as though he had been cudgelled into numbness.

    A Friend of Caesar

    William Stearns Davis

  • 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.