from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lively Italian dance in time.


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  • The difficulty was overcome by the practical wisdom of the pontifical college, which held a solemn inquiry into the case before submitting it to the people in specially summoned assembly (_comitia calata_); [565] and thus the new _filius familias_ was enabled not only to renounce his own _sacra_ (_detestatio sacrorum_), but to pass into the guardianship of another set of _sacra_, without incurring the anger of the _numina_ concerned with the welfare of either.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People From the Earliest Times to the Age of Augustus

  • Una invenzione ambulante che voleva e, del resto, doveva forzatamente stare per sé, pur calata nella realtà.

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  • Ma adesso che l’elettronica è calata in costi e dimensioni, è costretto a vivere senza fissa dimora, fino a che, un giorno, trova il suo scopo nella vita.

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  • 1 Lest the antiquities of this branch of law should be entirely forgotten, it should be known that originally two kinds of testaments were in use, one of which our ancestors employed in times of peace and quiet, and which was called the will made in the comitia calata, while the other was resorted to when they were setting out to battle, and was called procinctum.

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