from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Calder, Alexander 1898-1976. American sculptor who created the mobile in Paris in the early 1930s and also produced immobile abstract sculptures known as stabiles.

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  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist James Alexander Calder (1915-1990).

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  • n. United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898-1976)


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  • All the headstones bore the name Calder, including the newest, inscribed with the words Mary Elizabeth Calder, My Beloved Maggie.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • In addition, you will be the mistress of this house and have all the attached importance of the name Calder.

    This Calder Sky

  • I won’t have him destroy all the work I’ve done to make the name Calder mean something outside this state.

    Calder Born, Calder Bred

  • My son Calder is going to want to know that guy, but my sense is that the guy probably won't be living in the same city and is not going to want to have brunch with him every Sunday.

    Lisa Cholodenko: 'I wanted to make a film that was not sanctimonious or sentimental'

  • Since I mentioned the legend of Wild Edric in Calder's Comfort Farm a couple of weeks ago, two things have happened.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Death and the Maiden written and drawn by Richard Calder is part one of a series.

    Murky Depths: Issue One Review | SciFi UK Review

  • The Yorkshire Post has more on the feuding amongst Conservatives in Calder Valley (a constituency in which I naturally take an interest).

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • The paper suggests that Sue Catling, recently deselected as the Tory candidate in Calder Valley, is being talked as a possible replacement for Jonathan Sayeed in Mid Bedfordshire following his recent embarrassment.

    Up the wooden hill

  • With that said, if the Calder is absolutely desperate for a home and the alternative is demolishing this treasure, I’d support the proposal.

    Port Richmond’s PECO Station « DESIGNPHILADELPHIA

  • I went there for the opening of the new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In an unprecedented act of generosity, Doris and the late Don Fisher, renowned collectors of contemporary art, gave their outstanding collection to SFMOMA, and in celebration of this occasion, the museum mounted a superb exhibition called Calder to Warhol.

    Edward Goldman: Pangs of Jealousy Toward San Francisco


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