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Calliope -- from Greek mythology
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  • Not a merry-goround that travels fast, and with a calliope for music, and the children ride on cows with gilded horns, and there are rings to catch with sticks, and there is the blue, gas-flare-lit early dark of the Avenue du Maine, with fried fish sold from the next stall, and a wheel of fortune turning with the leather flaps slapping against the posts of the numbered compartments, and the packages of lump sugar piled in pyramids for prizes.

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  • Calliope is now best known as Homer’s muse.
  • On her end, I could hear cartoons playing—rubbery voices and calliope music—then suddenly not.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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