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A.Word.A.Day--calvous

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This week's theme: Hair today, gone tomorrow.

calvous (KAL-vuhs) adjective

Bald.

[From Latin calvus (bald).]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Hubert was really hooked on false documentation. And, of course, the best false documentation isn't false. That was why Hubert had been so pleased with his latest acquisition [a passport], fresh from the pocket. Because Herr Kruger's specifics were right on mine and he had correctly considered him a good match for me. Admittedly most old, bloated, calvous Germans could double for me." Tibor Fischer; The Thought Gang; Scribner; 1997.

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