calling

  • 1 answer one's calling — {v. phr.} To fulfill one s destiny in terms of work or profession by doing what one has a talent for. * /Don answered his calling when he became a chiropractor. Susy answered her calling when she became a violinist./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 calling down — also[dressing down] {n. phr.}, {informal} A scolding; reprimand. * /The judge gave the boy a calling down for speeding./ …

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  • 3 answer one's calling — {v. phr.} To fulfill one s destiny in terms of work or profession by doing what one has a talent for. * /Don answered his calling when he became a chiropractor. Susy answered her calling when she became a violinist./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 calling down — also[dressing down] {n. phr.}, {informal} A scolding; reprimand. * /The judge gave the boy a calling down for speeding./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 Calling — Call Call (k[add]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Called} (k[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Calling}] [OE. callen, AS. ceallian; akin to Icel. & Sw. kalla, Dan. kalde, D. kallen to talk, prate, OHG. kall[=o]n to call; cf. Gr. ghry ein to speak, sing, Skr. gar …

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  • 6 Calling — Call ing, n. 1. The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attact the attention of, some one. [1913 Webster] 2. A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament. [1913 Webster] The frequent calling and meeting of… …

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  • 7 Calling crab — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …

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  • 8 calling crab — Fiddler Fid dler, n. [AS. fi[eth]elere.] 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A burrowing crab of the genus {Gelasimus}, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position… …

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  • 9 calling hare — Pika Pi ka, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of tailless rodents of the genus {Ochotona} (formerly {Lagomys}), resembling small rabbits, but with short ears alnd legs. They inhabit the high mountains of Asia and America. Called also… …

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  • 10 calling hare — Chief hare Chief hare (Zo[ o]l.) A small rodent ({Lagamys princeps}) inhabiting the summits of the Rocky Mountains; also called {crying hare}, {calling hare}, {cony}, {American pika}, and {little chief hare}. [1913 Webster] Note: It is not a true …

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  • 11 Effectual calling — Effectual Ef*fec tu*al (?; 135), a. [See {Effect}, n.] Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive. Shak. [1913 Webster] Effectual steps for the suppression of the… …

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  • 12 List of country calling codes — This is a list of country calling codes defined by ITU T recommendations E.123 and E.164, also called IDD (International Direct Dialling) or ISD (International Subscriber Dialling) codes. The telephone numbering plan for a telephone system… …

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  • 13 Calling-party camp-on — In telecommunication, a calling party camp on is a service feature that enables the telephone exchange to complete an access attempt in spite of temporary unavailability of system transmission or switching facilities required to establish the… …

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  • 14 London Calling — This article is about the album. For other uses, see London Calling (disambiguation). London Calling …

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  • 15 Tru Calling — infobox television bgcolour = #FFD700 show name = Tru Calling caption = Tru Calling logo format = Drama runtime = approx. 43 minutes creator = Jon Harmon Feldman starring = Eliza Dushku Zach Galifianakis Shawn Reaves A.J. Cook Jessica Collins… …

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  • 16 Calling — For the religious sense of the word, see vocation. For the rock band, see The Calling . For the album by Japanese band Unsraw, see Calling (album). For the single by B z, see Calling (B z song)A game call is a device that is used to mimic animal… …

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  • 17 Calling party — The calling party (also called caller, call originator or A party) is a person who (or device that) initiates a telephone call over the public switched telephone network, usually by dialing a telephone number. The process is called call… …

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  • 18 The Dungeons Are Calling — Infobox Album | Name = The Dungeons Are Calling Type = EP Longtype = Artist = Savatage Released = March 22 1984 (U.S.) July 1985 (UK) Recorded = January 1983 at Morrisound Studios, Tampa Florida, USA Mixed = February 1983, at Morrisound Studios,… …

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  • 19 The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer — Rudyard Kipling, author of the ritual H. E. T. Haultain conceive …

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  • 20 Jessica Collins (Tru Calling actress) — Jessica Collins (born April 1, 1971) is an American actress, who played Meredith Davies on the FOX Network s Tru Calling . Collins was born Jessica Lynn Capogna in Schenectady, New York. She attended Amsterdam High School in Amsterdam, New York.… …

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