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  • n. Alternative spelling of calipers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Calipers.


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  • Hundreds and hundreds of children, many in callipers or wheelchairs, happy children finding a chance they would never have had.

    In the Front Line

  • His head had been steadied straight up in a most unnatural position, with a kind of callipers or steel braces, and he must have been told to "look up and smile" for a full minute.

    Social life in old New Orleans : being recollections of my girlhood,

  • The huge 370mm discs, surrounded by four piston callipers explain why the steering is so precise, you'll think it's laser guided.

    Car review: Audi RS3

  • She could move the furniture just a few inches, he probably wouldn't even notice, to provide unobtrusive supports so that she needn't take too quickly to sticks and callipers.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • Rows of chisels and callipers are slotted into a rack on the wall behind a second workbench cluttered with wood shavings, tins of Brasso, oil cans and a blade-sharpening grinder.


  • If you happen to possess micrometer callipers you can also measure the weathering rate on selected graves — but even if all you have is a simple GPS device, providing accurate data on its location and whether it has white marble headstones is also useful.

    Gravestone Project Needs Your Help | Lifehacker Australia

  • He plans to do it over the course of two weeks, walking one mile every twelve hours using callipers and crutches, finishing on 26th April with all the other runners.

    Phil’s Million « The Justgiving Blog

  • They may feel smug, but that's because they as a group are as useful as a racehorse with callipers and can't quite grasp the importance of actual fact, nor how their legislation is harmful.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Taking a pair of callipers that hung on a hook on the wall above the desk, he measured both the length and width of her skull as delicately as if he were handling an ostrich egg, then scribbled a few figures into a small notebook.


  • I feared a lengthy session with callipers and straight edge and ruler, dissecting and analysing some ancient construction.

    Shaman's Crossing


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