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Caul

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The membrane on the heads of some new-born infants, supposed to be a charm against death by drowning.

To be born with a caul was with the Romans tantamount to our phrase, “To be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth,” meaning “born to good luck.” M. Francisque-Michel, in his Philologie-Comparée, p. 83, 4, says: “Calle, espèce de coiffure, est synonyme de coiffé,” and quotes the proverb, “Ste. Migorce! nous sommes nées coiffées.” (La Comédie des Proverbes, act ii. 4.)

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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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Catual
Catum (Al) [the strong]
Catwater
Caucasians
Caucus
Caudine Forks
Caudle
Caudle (Mrs.)
Caught Napping (To be)
Caul
Cauld-lad (The)
Cauline (Sir)
Caurus or Corus
Causa Causans
Causa Causata
Cause (The)
Cause Celébre
Causes
Cautelous
Cauther (Al)

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