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calling crabFiddler Fid"dler, n. [AS. fi?elere.]
1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
2. (Zo["o]l.) A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of
many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged,
and often holds it in a position similar to that in which
a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also
calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
3. (Zo["o]l.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides
hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually
oscillates its body.
Fiddler crab. (Zo["o]l.) See Fiddler, n., 2. calling harePika Pi"ka, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of rodents of the genus Lagomys,
resembling small tailless rabbits. They inhabit the high
mountains of Asia and America. Called also calling hare,
and crying hare. See Chief hare. Effectual callingEffectual Ef*fec"tu*al (?; 135), a. [See Effect, n.]
Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an
intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.
Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.
Effectual calling (Theol.), a doctrine concerning the work
of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and
acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five
points of Calvinism. See Calvinism.
Syn: Effectual, Efficacious, Effective.
Usage: An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves
effective if it does decided good, effectual if it
does all the good desired. --C. J. Smith.
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