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But they had hoped that, when peace had been restored, when no call of duty required him [William III of England] to cross the sea, he would generally, during the summer and autumn, reside in his fair palaces and parks on the banks of the Thames,
2007, Latina, volume 11, page 101:
We actually have a call tomorrow, which is a Sunday, right after my bridal shower. I have to make enchiladas for 10 people!
The right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event; the floor.
The Prime Minister has the call.
I give the call to the Manager of Opposition Business.
page 48: “Mondays would be great, especially after a weekend of call.”
page 56: “ I’ve got call tonight, and all weekend, but I’ll be off tomorrow to help you some.”
2007, William D. Bailey, You Will Never Run out of Jesus, CrossHouse Publishing, →ISBN:
page 29: I took general-surgery call at Bossier Medical Center and asked special permission to take general-medical call, which was gladly given away by the older staff members: . You would be surprised at how many surgical cases came out of medical call.
page 206: My first night of primary medical call was greeted about midnight with a very ill 30-year-old lady who had a temperature of 103 degrees.
2008, Jamal M. Bullocks , Plastic Surgery Emergencies: Principles and Techniques, Thieme, →ISBN, page ix:
We attempted to include all topics that we ourselves have faced while taking plastic surgery call at the affiliated hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the world, which sees over 100,000 patients per day.
2009, Steven Louis Shelley, A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, page 171:
The columns in the second rectangle show fewer hours, but part of that is due to the fact that there's a division between a work call and a show call.
(computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.
2015 March 3, Lyda Longa, “Internet hookups mean fewer prostitutes on Daytona’s streets, police say”, in The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla.:
"They have a little network of women that watch out for each other," Morford said. That means that if one prostitute doesn't come back after going out on a call – whether it's an Internet prostitute or a streetwalker – and the other women can't get hold of her, they get scared, close up shop and won't work, Morford said.
I don't know how you and the 'head,' as you call him, will get on, but I do know that if you call my duds a 'livery' again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery.
The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three–what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.
(in passive) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
I’m called John. A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, essentially what today we might term a frameless magnifying glass or plain glass paperweight.
(transitive) To formally recognise a death: especially to announce and record the time, place and fact of a person’s death.
1997, Joanni Nelson Horchler, Robin Rice Morris, The SIDS Survival Guide: Information and Comfort for Grieving Family and Friends and Professionals who Seek to Help Them, page 33:
“Let’s call it. Time of death, 08:45.” The respiratory therapist stopped bagging. The doctor stopped CPR. There was no heartbeat on the monitor. Michael was dead.
2012, Marcy O. Diehl, Medical Transcription: Techniques and Procedures (Seventh Edition), page 127:
EXAMPLES: Time of death was called at 16:34(Incorrect). Time of death was called at 1634 p.m.(Incorrect). Time of death was called at 1634 hours(Correct). NOTE: Military (or 24-hour) time is not used with a.m, p.m, or o’clock. It is frequently used to state birth and death times, as well as time of day in autopsy protocols. It is customary to write the word hours after the figures.
2015, Tracey Cleantis, The Next Happy: Let Go of the Life You Planned and Find a New Way Forward:
If you are staring your dream in the face and seeing that it is time to quit, I urge you to call the time of death right now. You can sit here with this book in your hand and do it, or climb to a mountaintop and shout it, or write it on a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea. However you do it, do it. I can guarantee that there is life on the other side of the impossible. And naming the time of death is an important process in moving on, letting go, and getting to the other side.
Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.
1865, William Stott Banks, Wakefield Words (page 11)
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In older forms of English, when the pronoun thou was in active use, and verbs used -est for distinct second-person singular indicative forms, the verb call had the form callest, and had calledst for its past tense.
Similarly, when the ending -eth was in active use for third-person singular present indicative forms, the form calleth was used.
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “call”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies