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calamus

(kăl`əməs): see arumarum,
common name for the Araceae, a plant family mainly composed of species of herbaceous terrestrial and epiphytic plants found in moist to wet habitats of the tropics and subtropics; some are native to temperate zones.
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Grass-like plant with cattail-type leaves and thin green “finger” sticking out from leaf stalk. The root is the part used, for indigestion (because it’s bitter), stomach, heartburn, spasms, colds, coughs, aphrodisiac.

Calamus

 

the hollow lower part of the shaft of a feather. The calamus is partly beneath and partly above the skin. It lacks a vane and is usually semitransparent. Inside the calamus is a membranous formation. The calami of the flight feathers, which experience considerable stress during flight, are attached to the bones of the wings.

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33v-34r: "Fingono i Poeti, che Pan constretto da Cupido s'accese dell'amore di Siringa vergine bellissima, habitatrice de i monti d'Arcadia, et ch'ella da lui fuggendo si converse in palustri canne, dellequali havendo egli preso sette calami, e congiuntoli insieme con la cera, formo la fistula, et postola a bocca, dandoli spirito co'l fiato dolcemente suono; dellaqual favola il senso altissimo questo: Pan, che nella Greca favella significa tutto, e la natura universale ordinatrice di tutte le mondane cose, laqual vinta da Cupido cio stimolata dal desider[i]o di perfettione, s'inflamma dell'amore di Siringa vergine bella, che e il Cielo bellissimo, et incorruttibile; laqual Ninfa poi si cangia in canne atte al suono, che la dispositione de i Cieli all'armonia.
We extracted and amplified DNA from contour feather calami according to the techniques of Jensen et al.
However, these generalizations of mine at the expense of amor calami are almost always a necessity that leads directly to smaller or bigger mistakes.