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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Definitions for calvous

  1. lacking all or most of the hair on the head; bald.

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Citations for calvous
Admittedly most old, bloated, calvous Germans could double for me, and even if he hadn't been doppelganger material, with the beard I had started growing and the two black eyes, you'd need x-rays to spot the difference. Tibor Fischer, The Thought Gang, 1994
All history proves it: the tyranny of the clergy was bad enough: but it was as nothing in comparison with the sordid tyranny of the Press which we now complacently tolerate. Calumny culminated with a concoction of the calvous Crowe's. Frederick Rolfe, Hadrian the Seventh, 1904
Origin of calvous
Calvous is derived from the New Latin word calvus meaning “bald.”
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