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  • The name of Diabolos is more immediately connected with Diaballein, to caluminate.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works 1895

  • "M. Botot could no longer, as he has hitherto been -- without, however, being conscious of it -- be my spy in the Directory; I could no longer learn from him what the Directory were undertaking against my Bonaparte, against the hero whom they envy and caluminate so much, nor in what new snares they wished to entangle him!

    Empress Josephine An historical sketch of the days of Napoleon 1843


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