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 Calix’tines (3 syl.).Call Bird (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Call (A).
A “divine” summons or invitation, as “a call to the ministry.”   1
   A call before the curtain. An applause inviting a favourite actor to appear before the curtain, and make his bow to the audience.   2
   A Gospel call. The invitation of the Gospel to men to believe in Jesus to the saving of their souls.   3
   A morning call. A short morning visit.   4
   A call on shareholders. A demand to pay up a part of the money due for shares allotted in a company.   5
   Payable at call. To be paid on demand.   6

 Calix’tines (3 syl.).Call Bird (A). 


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