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Call (To)


I call God to witness. I solemnly declare that what I state is true.

To call. To invite: as, the trumpet calls.

“If honour calls, whereʹer she points the way,

The sons of honour follow and obey.”

Churchill: The Farewell, stanza 7.

To call [a man] out. To challenge him; to appeal to a man’s honour to come forth and fight a duel.

To call in question. To doubt the truth of a statement; to challenge the truth of a statement. “In dubium vocare.”

To call over the coals. (See Coals.)

To call to account. To demand an explanation; to reprove.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Call-boy (The)
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Call of God
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Call to Arms (To)
Call to the Bar
Call to the Pastorate
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Callabre or Calaber
Caller Herrings
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Callippic Period