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calcar

 [kal´kar]
1. spur.
2. a spur-shaped structure.
calcar a´vis an eminence on the medial wall of the occipital horn of the lateral ventricle, below the bulb of the occipital horn, produced by lateral extension of the calcarine sulcus.

cal·car

(kal'kar), [TA]
1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
See also: vascular spur.
2. A dull spine or projection from a bone.
Synonym(s): spur [TA]
[L. spur, cock's spur]

calcar

(kăl′kär′)
n. pl. calcaria (kăl-kâr′ē-ə)
A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.

cal·car

(kal'kahr) [TA]
1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
2. A spine or projection from a bone.
Synonym(s): spur.
[L. spur, rooster's spur]

calcar

A spur or spur-like projection from a bone or tendon.

cal·car

(kal'kahr) [TA]
Dull spine or projection from a bone.
[L. spur, rooster's spur]
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CAULK: Etymology: Middle English caulken, from Old North French cauquer to trample, from Latin calcare, from calc-, calx heel
Bloch and von Wartburg trace first half of the word back through old French and Picard to the Latin "calcare," which means, not coincidentally, to press or to crush.
L'azione, terreno privilegiato dell'eroe, finisce cosi per prevalere sulla parola, Tunica arma che avesse consentito ad Elettra di calcare la scena da protagonista, ed e senz'altro singolare che, nel momento stesso in cui puo celebrare la ritrovata liberta di parola (v.
Lo stile di Camilleri e tardo-moderno: il fatto di calcare la mano sulla riflessivita dei soggetto su se stesso fa parte di questo periodo storico, cosi come ricorrere ad autocitazioni.
This oolitic unit (named improperly, for its composition, as "Calcare di Praso") can be recognized in many parts of the investigated area and can be followed and also locally mapped to the eastern side of the Rendena Valley, in western Trentino.