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Kalan \Ka*lan"\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The sea otter.


n. (context archaic English) The sea otter.


Kalán may refer to:

  • Călan, a town in Romania
  • Kalán from the kindred Bár-Kalán, medieval Hungarian nobleman

Usage examples of "kalan".

All that he had left to remind him of his struggles against Granbretan was an oddly shaped scar in the centre of his foreheadwhere once had reposed the dreadful Black Jewel, the Brain-eater implanted there by Baron Kalan of Vitall when, years before, Hawkmoon had been recruited against his will to serve the Dark Empire against Count Brass.

Now the jewel was gone and so was Baron Kalan, who had committed suicide after the Battle of Londra.

The two great sorcerer-scientists of the Dark Empire, Taragorm and Kalan, were dead.

But Hawkmoon continued to play the ruby fire over the pyramid and Kalan continued to cringe and to scream.

For a while, as they breakfasted on the unpalatable food Kalan of Vitall had left for Count Brass and the others, they debated what they must do.

Koln, and hope that we are not traced by Kalan before we reach Soryandum.

They all lay down to sleep as soon as this was settled, but none slept well, for there was ever the thought to plague them that the pyramid with Kalan in it would return.

Or had Kalan found a cache of old machines, such as were buried in many places upon the planet, and used them?

And then Oladahn was running at the pyramid, his sword whirling, trying to cut through the peculiar substance which protected Kalan from the powers of the flame-lance.

But Oladahn hacked twice at the pyramid and he stabbed through it, it seemed, and almost ran Kalan of Vitall through before the sorcerer turned and saw him and adjusted a small pyramid he held in his hand, grinning at Oladahn with horrible malice.

Hawkmoon would not have cared so muchfor he knew that Oladahn had survived the fight with the bear if he had not become suddenly aware of the great power which Kalan wielded.

He became determined, no matter what befell, to seek out Kalan and destroy him.

He dazzled the eyes of his companions almost as much as the pyramid of Kalan of Vitall had dazzled them.

You think that Kalan might be in some other dimension of the Earth where a Count Brass, say, exists who is not quite the same as the Count Brass who sits beside me now?

Yet, save for reasons of perverse vengeance, why could not Baron Kalan kill Duke Dorian himself?