• CLIO
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Clio (Greek mythology) the Muse of history
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Clio (Class. Myth) The Muse who presided over history.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Clio In classical mythology, the muse who sings of glorious actions; specifically, the Muse of History. She is usually represented with a scroll in her hand, and a scrinium, or case for manuscripts, by her side, and sometimes with the trumpet of fame in her hand.
    • n Clio [NL.] In zoology, a generic name for pteropods, variously used: A genus of thecosomatous pteropods, now generally called Cleodora (which see). Brown, 1756; Linnæus, 1767; Pelsener, 1887.
    • n Clio A genus of gymnosomatous pteropods, founded by O. F. Müller in 1776, now generally called Clione, and typical of the family Cliidæ (or Clionidæ).
    • n Clio In astronomy, asteroid 84, discovered by Luther in 1865.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clio klī′o the muse of history and epic poetry:
    • Clio of history
    • n Clio klī′o (zool.) a genus of shell-less molluscs in the class of Pteropods, swarming in northern and southern seas, and named by the whalers 'whales' food,' one species of which constitutes a principal part of the food of whales.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. the proclaimer, fr. to call, tell of, make famous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kleein, to call.


In literature:

Now, gentle Clio, sing or say, What Venus meant by this delay.
"The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift
Clio, as she takes the pen in hand to record this prayer, smiles disdainfully and turns to graver business.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
According to his portrait Clio wore a hat like a beehive, and he invented a trumpet to increase the sound of a signal gun.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
In that silence Clio stood motionless.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
CLIO, Muse of history: a scroll or open chest of books.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
CLIO, the muse of History, holds in her hand a roll of parchment, and wears a wreath of laurel.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
I thought Thalia, Clio, &c. addressed you.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The 'Clio' also was anchored not far off.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Clio in her matter-of-fact way built a storehouse wherein to preserve her treasures; her curious, imaginative sisters peeped through the key-hole.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Clio 1850, Sept. 13 Hind, London 2,330 13.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various

In poetry:

What gods or heroes, whose brave deeds none can dispute,
Will you record, O Clio, on the harp and flute?
What lofty names shall sportive Echo grant a place
On Pindus' crown or Helicon's cool, shadowy space?
"At The Ball Game" by Roswell Martin Field
"Of course we claim the shining fame of glorious Stonewall Jackson,
Who typifies the English race, a sterling Anglo-Saxon;
To bravest song his deeds belong, to Clio and Melpomene"--
(And why not for a British stream demand the Chickahominy?)
"England's Neutrality" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

Ortonville- A 50-year-old Clio man was killed in the village Thursday when a ladder he was attempting to move fell on a power line, electrocuting him.
View full size Courtesy of Kathy Sandham Clio is hoisted aloft by her fellow muses in "Xanadu".
The new Renault Clio sports what's said to be the first all- thermoplastic , mono-material lift gate on a commercial vehicle.
Members of the original wedding party who attended the celebration were Jane DeLoge of Grayling, Enola Shea of Alpena and Judy DeCaire of Clio.
1638 Clio St New Orleans, LA Uptown 569-2700
Flint Northwestern, Clio girls both grab eleventh win of 2012.
Sheriff Lane Carter said 28-year-old Imani Arlo Gillespie was arrested by the Clio Police Department in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
Clio schools in financial crisis .
Clio resident protest Tuesday night outside Clio High School.
Customers line up at the S. Mill St post office in Clio minutes before closing time.
(CLIO, MI) — My friends — all two of them — ask why I come to Michigan in the summer.
Mount Morris police are at the scene of a home invasion in progress at 3200 Sherman Avenue, off Clio Road.
Clio man accused of indecent exposure , stalking minor in Frankenmuth now charged with possessing child porn.
Mill St post office in Clio minutes before closing time.
At the Clio Invitational, Oxford began with a victory over North Branch 5-1.