• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Calory the usually accepted thermal unit, being the quantity of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a kilogram of water from 0° to 1° centigrade
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  • James Beard
    James Beard
    “A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch.”
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightening.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. calorique, formed by Lavoisier from L. calor, heat.


In literature:

They even give the quantities of calories of energy required for different sized men.
"Miss Billy Married" by Eleanor H. Porter
Potatoes produce more calories per unit of land than any other temperate crop.
"Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway" by Steve Solomon
One pig is two calories, nineteen hundred pigs a day, pretty good, yes?
"City of Endless Night" by Milo Hastings
It contains, as Table I shows, only one-fourth as many calories to the pound as potatoes.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
This means that if the total calories for the day are 2,500, only 250 of them need be protein.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
C., the heat given out by the water is equivalent to 5 x 200 or 1000 calories.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
Four square lumps give one hundred calories of energy.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The highest food value which could be ascribed to the 150 pounds of beef would be 150,000 calories or food units.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Many people eat too much, that is, too many calories; some eat too little, that is, too few calories.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
A dish so rich in calories as to make it food sufficient for a day.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber

In poetry:

In Tum-Tum's reign a tin of biscuits
On the bedside table provided
For nocturnal munching. Now weapons have changed,
And the fashion of appetites:
There, for sunbathers who count their calories,
A bottle of mineral water.
"For Friends Only" by W H Auden

In news:

Low-Calorie Key Lime Bars With Vanilla-Bean Whipped Cream.
The company plans to have all of their candy around the 250 calorie mark.
King-size candy bars will give way to products with no more than 250 calories.
Mars Inc announced recently it is stopping production of chocolate bars with more than 250 calories – which spells the end for the 510-calorie king-size bar.
The candymaker will stop shipping bars that contain more than 250 calories by the end of 2013.
The fun-size and the king-size bars currently range from 70 to 540 calories, which means the new 250-calorie limit spells the end of the king-size bar.
Is Snickers and Mar's company actually going to kill off the King Size candy bar that so many rely on for their day's calorie and fat intake or just a small afternoon "snack".
Company to stop sales of chocolate items topping 250 calories per portion.
Indulge in treats under 200 calories.
Laugh off some calories before Thanksgiving with comedians at The BeerHive.
Notice the cheese layer is half regular cheddar cheese and half low-fat cheddar cheese, to help lower fat and calories without compromising taste.
It's like lemon curd on shortbread: Reduced fat and calorie lemon bars.
Two 27-year-old male rhesus monkeys, one on a calorie-restricted diet (left) and the other untreated.
The science of calorie restriction just got a lot more complicated.
A very low-calorie diet of 600 calories a day may be able to reverse type 2 diabetes, preliminary research suggests.

In science:

This is a muddy issue, because CHIPS observed a signi ficantly lower intensity than did the calori meter and because preferential depletion of gas phase iron relative to other elements can partly explain the dearth of photons observed by CHIPS.
Revising the Local Bubble Model due to Solar Wind Charge Exchange X-ray Emission
The natural energy scale in protein chemistry is the kilo Calorie per mole, denoted kCal/mole.
Protein folding and heteropolymers
You are willing to burn some calories (without much effort) and decide to run from some point A to B, C and back to A, all on the side of an equilateral triangle of length l.
Oscar's Physics Phaire: A Collection of Problems