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+ Comments calumet - 12-12-2007
I have no idea if Calumet Baking Powder is related to Calumet Photographic, but the word was blazing out to me in this garage full of junk. I think I'm just hyper-attuned to camera stuff. Yeah, it's dorky. But you can't help it either. I thought this was interesting: cal·u·met [kal-yuh-met, kal-yuh-met] - noun a long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp. in token of peace. Also called peace pipe. [Origin: 1710 - 20; < F, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem, a by-form of F chalumeau chalumeau, with suffix altered to -et -et] Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.