Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CAUF, CAUVE, CAWVE, n.2 Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. calf (of the leg). Fif.10 1938 says “rare.” Sc. 1827  Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) II. 8:
Think shame o' yoursel, . . . for daurin to use that word, and the sinnies o' the cauf o' your richt leg yet knotted wi' the cramp.
  Ib. II. 310:
Thin in the cauves, and thick about the ankles. [Vol. I. p. 288: cawve.]

[Cf. O.N. kalfi, calf of the leg, Sw. dial. kalv, Dan. dial. kalv, kal, Norw. dial. kalve, id., Mod.Ger. dial. kalb, a muscle (Falk and Torp). This and Cauf, n.1, are prob. from the same root.]

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