Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CATTERCAVIE, n. A kind of crab. Cf. Cavey, Keavie. Fif. 1912–1919  Rymour Club Misc. II. 157:
There it [pool] lies twinkling and bonnie, a grand rendezvous for “cattercavies” — weel known to all Fife bairns.

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