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 (kə-lĭg′yə-lə) Originally Gaius Claudius Caesar Germanicus. ad 12-41.
Emperor of Rome (37-41) who succeeded his adoptive father, Tiberius. After a severe illness, he displayed the ruthlessness, extravagance, and megalomania that led to his assassination.


(Biography) original name Gaius Caesar, son of Germanicus. 12–41 ad, Roman emperor (37–41), noted for his cruelty and tyranny; assassinated


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(Gaius Caesar), A.D. 12–41, emperor of Rome 37–41.
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Noun1.Caligula - Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanityCaligula - Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)


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Dirty little boots stood drying before the fire, and traces of the dearly beloved boys, for whom he makes a slave of himself, were to be seen all over the room.
Though he was scarcely eleven years of age, Master George wore straps and the most beautiful little boots like a man.
Martha found her coat and hat for her and a pair of stout little boots and she showed her her way downstairs.
And she picked out such dear little boots, for she has taste, you don't know.
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