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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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CACHE, Cage, Caitch, n. (See quot.) [kɑtʃ, ketʃ, kedʒ]Sc. 1927 D. Murray Old College of Glasgow 425:
When the ball was struck with the hand against a wall and again struck at the rebound this was known in England as Fives. . . . In Scotland it was called Cache, caitch-ball or band-catch. [Also spelt cage, p. 427.]

[O.Sc. cach(e), caich(e), caitche, the game of hand-tennis, earliest quot. 1444–1445 (D.O.S.T.). Cache is given in N.E.D. as obs. form of catch.]

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