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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).

CAUSTRUM MARRIAGE, n. comb. (See quot.) [′kʌustrəm —]Sc. 1896 A. Cheviot Proverbs 4:
A Coldstream or Caustrum marriage. Coldstream and Lamberton in Berwickshire were long famous for irregular marriages, many of which were runaway matches.

[The first element is a corruption of Coldstream, “and represents the local pronunciation to-day” (J.B.J.).]

Caustrum Marriage n. comb.

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