Call-note

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Call-note the note by which a bird or beast calls its young
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ceallian; Ice. kalla, Dut. kallen.

Usage

In literature:

Instead, he wrote a note to the executive on whom he had called first.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
And we seemed also to hear the notes of the Fian hunting call blown on the wind.
"The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland" by T. W. Rolleston
Then she said she'd leave a note in her desk fer the trustees, resignin' her job, er whatever she called it.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
Henry called attention to a slight paleness in the western heavens, and then noted that the air felt damp.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It may be noted that this calling for the author is also of foreign origin.
"A Book of the Play" by Dutton Cook
The experimenter notes down the numbers of the cards and the letters which the subject calls.
"Psychology and Industrial Efficiency" by Hugo Münsterberg
The finch calls its mate by uttering a few notes followed by a long trill.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
The low note of the trumpet called to the young troops, and they turned back into the town.
"The Hosts of the Air" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The plaintive notes called sadly over the fields, and echoed back from the hills.
"A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Why is a note called negotiable?
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
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In poetry:

The eager note on my door said "Call me,"
call when you get in!" so I quickly threw
a few tangerines into my overnight bag,
straightened my eyelids and shoulders, and
"Call Me" by Frank O Hara
Let every note call on us to advance;
Breathe hope to those oppressed by conflicts dread;
With immortality the fallen wreathe,
And shame the man who like a dastard fled.
"The Poet" by Hovhannes Hovhannessian
Wild, massy, swift and dark,
The clashing strains of harmony unite,
While o’er their solemn flight,
One note
Of wandering sweetness doth serenely float,
Like love-call of the lark.
"On A Movement Of Beethoven’s" by George MacDonald
Sad is my heart, to no joy-shout replying,
Restless, lamenting in grief never-dying;
Oh, the mavis calls sweetly in drear deserts lone,
But in vain I must yearn for the notes I have known.
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Robin! Robin! Robin! All his merry thieves
Answer as the bugle-note shivers through the leaves,
Calling as he used to call, faint and far away,
In Sherwood, in Sherwood, about the break of day.
"A Song of Sherwood" by Alfred Noyes
For note, when evening shuts,
A certain moment cuts
The deed off, calls the glory from the grey:
A whisper from the west
Shoots—"Add this to the rest,
Take it and try its worth: here dies another day."
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning

In news:

Matthew Guerrieri has written a book about this symphony, called The First Four Notes: Beethoven 's Fifth and the Human Imagination.
Editor's note: Politifact recently called into question a survey cited in the 2010 CNNMoney article below.
While on a call, the officer noted some used furniture inside several of vacant apartment units, documents say.
We've noted before that whether you call the Southeast Asian nation Burma or Myanmar has mattered to many for many years.
In 1965, Walker Percy published an essay called Notes for a Novel about the End of the World.
Harman said that police were examining the notes, interviewing the nurse's friends, family and colleagues and looking at emails and phone calls to establish what led to her death.
EAGLES NOTES Boykin feeds off 'candy bar' call-out .
Volunteer opportunities, service projects, helping with your annual campaign , writing thank you notes to donors, call nights are great ways to get your younger staff and campers hooked early on the work that you are doing.
Editor's note: This story is part of a semester-long collaboration of nine senior journalism students called Project 573.
LONDON (AP) — A nurse duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging in her room and left three notes, a coroner 's inquest was told Thursday.
LONDON — A nurse duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging in her room and left three notes, a coroner 's inquest was told Thursday.
For years, critics of so-called "renewable energy" subsidies have noted federal mandates for use of ethanol in gasoline are pushing up food prices.
Lisonbee called the situation "tragic" and noted that Wilkins had not worked at the treatment center in the days leading up to the accident.
Do note the way you chop is of prime importance: Studies show that cutting kale into small slices breaks down cell walls and releases enzymes called myrosinase which converts nutrients into action.
As I noted in the AFC North Wake-up call, Andy Dalton delivered the play of the game in the Bengals' 24-19 preseason win at Atlanta, throwing a 50-yard touchdown to A.J.
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In science:

First of all, we note that what they call the mass should be compared with our effective mass, M .
The mass of the graviton and the cosmological constant
Note that the curve (1 − q , 1 − pq ) is called a Lorenz plot in the economics community when studying the distribution of incomes (see, e.g., ).
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
Note here that the latter quantity gives us example of the so called local Lagrange invariants, cf.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
Finally, we note that with the help of Theorems 4 and 5, the asymptotic behavior of the so-called T-method and H-method energy estimators (c.f.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
Note also that rw in Lemma 4.3 is called a residue class of w with respect to v (cf. [S, Definition 1.7 in Part I]).
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
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