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 Cal’iban.Caliburn. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Calibre [kal’i-ber].
 
A mind of no calibre: of no capacity. A mind of great calibre: of large capacity. Calibre is the bore of a gun, and, figuratively, the bore or compass of one’s intelligence.   1
        “The enemy had generally new arms … of uniform caliber.”—Grant: Memoirs, vol. i. chap. xxxix. p. 572.
        “We measure men’s calibre by the broadest circle of achievements.”—Chapin: Lessons of Faith, p. 16.
 


 Cal’iban.Caliburn. 

 
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