Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See caltrop.

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Examples

  • The calthrop is a handy tool if you have to run for it, particularly if the guys after you are going to be on horseback.

    She Is The Darkness

  • In a word, he knew alike how to triumph either in flight or in pursuit, and remained upright even before those enemies who appeared to have struck him down; resembling the military implement termed the calthrop, which remains always upright in whatever direction it is thrown on the ground.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • In a word, he knew alike how to triumph either in flight or in pursuit, and remained upright even before those enemies who appeared to have struck him down; resembling the military implement termed the calthrop, which remains always upright in whatever direction it is thrown on the ground. "

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • The council was held in the camp within sight of the fort, by the light of torches; after she had been persuaded to withdraw, on account of a slight wound in her foot from a calthrop, it is said.

    Jeanne d'Arc

  • Booboo works without being an emotional calthrop. "

    Soldiers Live

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  • This variant is applied in the terminology of sponge spicules to those spicules whose rays are normal (perpendicular) to the faces of a tetrahedron.

    December 26, 2010

  • another spelling of caltrop

    July 14, 2009