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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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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 Jun 2024 <>



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