Update: January 13th, 2015

Cal`e`fac´tion, n. [from Latin calēre (to heat up) + facere (do, to cause, bring about)]

1. The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies.
2. The state of being heated.
(Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.)

Emperor Turhan: How will this end?
Kosh: I̡͈͎̹̦ṇ̛ ̠͘f̵̤͖̠i̳̤̝̜r͖̯̮̦̹͟ͅe̠.̵̻̥͇͇

apage illum a me, nam ille quidem Volcani iratist filius:
quaqua tangit, omne amburit, si astes, aestu calefacit.
“Get that guy the hell away from me, ’cause he’s totally the son of an angry Vulcan: he completely burns whatever he touches and if you stand near ’im, he’ll make you hot with his in-canny-descence.”
[Plautus' Epidicus 673–674; translation courtesy of the amazing Ted Gellar-Goad.]

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