• WordNet 3.6
    • n Kali wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi "the black"
    • n kali bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Kali (Hind. Myth) The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga Anna Purna.
    • n Kali (Bot) The glasswort (Salsola Kali).
    • n Kali (Hind. Cosmog) The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Kali The plant Salsola Kali, the prickly saltwort or glasswort. See alkali and Salsola.
    • n Kali Potash: so called by German chemists. Also kalin.
    • n Kali A carpet with a long pile, as distinguished from the carpets without nap.
    • n Kali The largest in the set of carpets commonly used in a Persian room, filling the center of the room.
    • n Kali For words beginning thus, see cali-.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kali kal′i or kā′lī the prickly saltwort or glasswort
    • n Kali kä′lē a carpet with long nap, also the large carpet covering the centre of a Persian room.
    • n Kali kä′lē a Hindu goddess, wife of Siva, the dark goddess of destruction—called also Durga.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. qali,. See Alkali


In literature:

Kali Pandapatan raised his hand for silence.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Kali Ma, accept our offering!
"The Buddha" by Paul Carus
Nea and her workers were busy with the Kalis, as she called them.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
My experience has led me to prefer Kali carbonicum to all other anti-psoric remedies in this disease.
"Apis Mellifica" by C. W. Wolf
Kali has, indeed, given its name to the alkalies in general.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Actually, this hideous Kali stood to them for the Divine Mother.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Dr. Jones prepared a powder from a vial labeled Kali Carbonicum (cm), and descended and hastened to the castle.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
There is a scrupulous cleanliness about it which differences it from other heathen temples, like that of Kali.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
When disease is prevalent, Sitala and Rakshya Kali are worshipped.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
There was a swift, cold river near the battle-field, called Kaly Kadmus.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth

In poetry:

How then to set her free or come to terms
With the volcano itself, the fierce power
Erupting injuries, shrieking alarms?
Kali among her skulls must have her hour.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton
Every creation is born out of the dark.
Every birth is bloody. Something gets torn.
Kali is there to do her sovereign work
Or else the living child will be stillborn.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton
The kingdom of Kali is within us deep.
The built-in destroyer, the savage goddess,
Wakes in the dark and takes away our sleep.
She moves through the blood to poison gentleness.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton
It is time for the invocation, to atone
For what we fear most and have not dared to face:
Kali, the destroyer, cannot be overthrown;
We must stay, open-eyed, in the terrible place.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton

In news:

' Kali Ma' by Janina Z.
Bike Cooperative Adds Kali Protectives.
MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has entered into a partnership agreement with helmet and body armor manufacturer Kali Protectives, giving the cooperative a total of 19 supporting vendors to date.
The capstone of my personal branding journey was a photoshoot that took me, Kali and make-upartist Laura Franco to Brian McConkey's photo studio.
Kalie Jo Rix and Dave Jason "DJ" Sletten were married July 2, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, with a reception following at the Bigwood Event Center, both in Fergus Falls.
Canyon 54, Buena 38: Kali Vittallo and Alia McCoy both had 16 points and Jaya Schultz added 10 points for the Cowboys (6-1), who advanced to the final of the Buena Kiwanis tournament at 6:30 pm today against Stockdale of Bakersfield.
0Otisville barrel racer Kali Carpenter will compete in the NBHA Youth World Championships on July 22-28.
Authorities were dilligently searching for Kali, Ashton, and Cursten Drakeford, who 'disappeared' with their parents.
La Sierra's Kali LaBrie (12) has been selected the River Valley League's MVP in girls volleyball.
Riverside La Sierra senior Kali LaBrie was chosen the River Valley League's Most Valuable Player for girls volleyball.
Look for varieties such as 'Eye of Kali' at upcoming shows.
Kali Naza Carbon Motorcycle Helmet Review.
The Kali Gandaki riverbed in Kagbeni, Nepal.
Nobody has to tell Buzzy and Kali.
Wouter Kalis and Corinne De Korver's Social-Unit Social-Unit3_low res .

In science:

There is no agreement about the location of Aśmaka, but since the Āryabhaṭian school has remained strong in Kerala in South India, some believe that he may have belonged to that region. In addition, Āryabhaṭa employed the Kali era (3102 BC) which remains popular in South India.
Aryabhata's Mathematics