Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CALL, n. Sc. form of Eng. caul, membrane enclosing fœtus, found only in phrase to cast the call (o'), to recover (from) (Ayr. 1938 (per Kcb.10)). Sc. 1819  J. Rennie St Patrick I. v.:
I trou I hae g'en him what he'll no cast the call o'.

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"Call n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 May 2019 <>



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