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  • In laudem calvi; splendida coma quisque adulter est; allicit aurea coma.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The word is rooted in the Latin calvi, “to trick, deceive, intrigue against” also the root of challenge, which progressed to calumnia, “false accusation.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • “Related to calvi, to sneer,” I said, also too quietly for the driver to overhear, “and cave: beware.”

    The Moor

  • From Latin calumnia or false accusation (also the source of English challenge), from calvi ‘to deceive. '"

    Dumb Luck

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