call up

Definitions

  • Little Black Sambo jumped up and called out
    Little Black Sambo jumped up and called out
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v call up recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection "I can't remember saying any such thing","I can't think what her last name was","can you remember her phone number?","Do you remember that he once loved you?","call up memories"
    • v call up get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone "I tried to call you all night","Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
    • v call up bring forward for consideration "The case was called up in court"
    • v call up call to arms; of military personnel
    • n call up an order to report for military duty
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The skin of a shark is made up of "tiny teeth" which are called dermal denticles
    • Call up to summon from beneath, or to a tribunal
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Quotations

  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “Death is the final wake-up call.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony%20Robbins
    “Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.”
  • Oliver Herford
    Oliver Herford
    “Many are called but few get up.”
  • William Boetcker
    William Boetcker
    “You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.”
  • Edward F. Halifax
    Edward%20F.%20Halifax
    “The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.”

Idioms

Wake-up call - A wake-up call is a warning of a threat or a challenge, especially when it means that people will have to change their behaviour to meet it.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The boys were next called up, and each of them gave an account of himself.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Later Randy was called up, to relate what he had done, and also Jones.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
The Doctor called up his class that day, though he generally heard only the upper classes.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
The doctor, who had turned in, was called up, and came to him.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
With this hope, having called up one of the Frenchmen, I lay down to sleep, feeling more drowsy than usual.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Directly afterwards I was called up.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
We couldn't manage him alone, so we called up Jim Dodge out of bed, and he helped us get him into the house.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
It'll be a lot quicker to call up Whitey Weeks.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Rivers went to Stemples's, and calling up every one in the bar-room, asked them to have a drink.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
I goes right to the 'phone and calls up Pinckney at the club.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
When she was alone, Gertrude at once took up her telephone and called up Newton Fitzgerald's saloon.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
I had put up the wireless mast above the conning-tower, and had no difficulty in calling up Captain Stephan.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Mrs. Watson called his attention, to Hugh; and Hugh stood up and made his bow.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
I went to my room for a cigar, after which I called up a taxi.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
Mrs Watson called his attention to Hugh; and Hugh stood up and made his bow.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
The hard ones he had to shorten, so he called the little girl Nan, and Dolly and Stephen caught it up as well.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
There's plenty all round to encounter, without your calling up the imaginary.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
Tell him to step to the neares' tellerphone place and call up Seabright.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
I call up my philosophy; I resolve not to care, though I shall be devoured.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
When she could stand the silence no longer Melissy called up Jack Flatray on the telephone at Mesa.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
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In poetry:

ANNICCA (calling).
Help, Tommaso!
Luca! Fiametta! Father, lookup, look up!
Gaze not so hollowly.
"The Spagnoletto. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus
These heav'ns we see, be as a scroll,
Or garment folded up,
Before they do together roll,
And we call'd in to sup.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
He set his horse to the river,
He swam to Newbury town,
And he called up Justice Sewall
In his nightcap and his gown.
"The Changeling ( From The Tent on the Beach )" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Lift up thy feet and march in haste,
Aloud our ruin calls;
See what a wide and fearful waste
Is made within thy walls.
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts
Who is it calls up glories past
From tombs of churches old?
And proudly bids the hero last,
Tho' fades his grassy mould?
"The Poet's Mission" by Ernest Jones
It calls up visions of past days,
When life was infancy and song
To us, and old remembered lays,
Unheard, unheeded long;
"Music:To A Boy Of Four Years Old, On Hearing Him Play The Harp " by Fitz-Greene Halleck

In news:

Trout was on a flight from Salt Lake City to Cleveland when he saw on Twitter that Harper was being called up the same day.
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals have been voted Rookies of the Year for their breakout seasons following late-April call-ups from the minor leagues.
Rockets target Tel Aviv, Israel calls up reservists as conflict intensifies in region.
The covered loggia near the pool has full service, thanks to a Crestron in-wall control panel to call up tunes or operate the pool.
Former UCR pitcher Dan Runzler was called up to the Giants this week.
Former Highlander pitcher Dan Runzler was called up to the San Francisco Giants this week after missing most of 2012 with a shoulder injury.
Reservists being called up as conflict between Israel and Palestinians ramps up.
Aron Jo accepts Iceland call-up.
The 22-year-old shortstop is hitting.071 (2-for-28) since he was called up Aug 25, and he was pinch hit for during the middle of an at-bat Sunday in Toronto.
Iglesias was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, the Boston Globe reports.
Adam Rubin Expected September call-up Jeurys Familia plays catch before Saturday's game at Lehigh Valley.
Israel approves the call-up of thousands of reservists.
Associated Press file photo Unwanted telemarketing calls are still showing up at some households despite the federal 'Do Not Call' registry.
As for Wednesday's story about the Australian disc jockeys who called up the hospital, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, and got a nurse to share some details about Kate 's condition: The DJs have apologized.
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando has been called up to the US national team for its friendly match against Russia on Nov 14, 2012.
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In science:

An historically successful method for selecting QSOs up to z . 2.2 is to select ob jects with U − B ≤ −0.3 – the so-called “UV-excess” method.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
We list them up to polynomial automorphisms of domain C2 and range C (so-called “right-left equivalence”).
Rational polynomials of simple type
For definiteness, we will consider a single such system and we will call “spin” its degree of freedom; we will say that the particle has “spin Up” when it is in state |ui, and that it has “spin Down” when it is in state |di.
A General Argument Against the Universal Validity of the Superposition Principle
In Section 2, we shall rewrite the presentations of central simple Poisson algebras given in [X] up to certain relatively obvious isomorphisms, which we call normalized forms.
Central Simple Poisson Algebras
Bortz, Kalos and Lebowitz suggested shifting of the (slow) dynamical information to the time axis and derived the so-called n-fold way; this event-driven algorithm is rejection free and helps speed up the computations.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Sum them up and divide by √N ; call the result y .
Monte Carlo: Basics
The multiple characteristic {hχ } is called Hermitian if any hχ ∈ ik. is it true that any e ∈ n In this paper we consider the following question: (resp. e ∈ g/p− ) admits a Hermitian multiple characteristic up to P -conjugacy (resp. up to P − -conjugacy)? Clearly, we may (and shall) suppose that G is simple.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
Above the so-called critical temperature, in absence of an external magnetic field, up- and downpointing spins are roughly equally abundant.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
These so-called “Swendsen-Wang clusters” are defined like the Coniglio-Klein clusters, but in the presence of a positive (negative) magnetic field, H , up (down) spins are in addition connected to a “ghost spin” with the probability ph = 1 − e−|h| , where h = 2βH .
Clusters in Simple Fluids
Let us define the formal set-up for a first model, the so called discrete time quantum random walk.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
We will now define a function V , called the wedge-normalization of V such that V (u) and σ(u) do agree up to a constant factor.
Random Surfaces
The maximal number of points in an up/right path has the same distribution as L(α). A sequence of points realizing this maximum is called a maximal path.
Toeplitz determinants, random growth and determinantal processes
Above the so-called critical temperature, in absence of an external magnetic field, up- and downpointing spins are roughly equally abundant.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
The introduction of this concept in mathematics dates up to the paper of Whitney , and is the foundation of a theory called Matroid Theory (cfr. for a textbook).
General duality for abelian-group-valued statistical-mechanics models
The couple (Up , φp ), and sometimes simply the set Up , will be called a coordinate patch.
Manifold structures for sets of solutions of the general relativistic constraint equations
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