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caalker

Meaning unkown

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Cab(1)

Cabriolet; A light two-wheeled chaise drawn by one horse, having a large hood of wood or leather, and an ample apron to cover the lap and legs of the occupant. Contracted by 1830 to cab, and in later times applied to any vehicle known by that name. Applied not only to the original vehicle so named and its improved successor the ‘hansom’, but also to four-wheeled carriages shaped like broughams

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Cabbage nets

Veils

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cabbage¹

Cabbage:- Off-cuts of cloth appropriated by tailors and dressmakers as a perk when cutting out clothes. [OED]

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cabriolet(1)

A light two-wheeled chaise drawn by one horse, having a large hood of wood or leather, and an ample apron to cover the lap and legs of the occupant. Contracted by 1830 to cab  and in later times applied to any vehicle known by that name. Also, the top or open section of a carriage [OED]

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cadge(2)

Beg [OED]

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Cadge:

To adopt the guise of a deserving case (e.g. a soldier’s widow) in order to beg.

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cadger

A carrier: esp. a species of itinerant dealer who travels with a horse and cart (or formerly with a pack-horse), collecting butter, eggs, poultry, etc., from remote country farms, for disposal in the town, and at the same time supplying the rural districts with small wares from the shops. [OED]

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Synonyms - cadgers
Cadging(1)

To adopt the guise of a deserving case (e.g. a soldier’s widow) in order to beg.

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Cage (1)
In coal mines; A framework used to carry men and coal up and down a vertical shaft.
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calender(1)

A machine in which cloth, paper, etc., is pressed under rollers for the purpose of smoothing or glazing; also for watering or giving a wavy appearance, etc. [OED]

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calico¹

Plain white unprinted cotton cloth, bleached or unbleached [OED]

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call¹

Call - A demand for the payment of money; esp. a notice to a subscriber to pay up a portion of capital subscribed.  [OED] c1860   C. Fenn Eng. & For. Funds (1883) 127   A ‘Call’ is an option of claiming stock at a certain time, the price and date being fixed at the time the option-money is given.  

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Synonyms - calls¹
canny²

Pleasant, nice, agreeable; neat, attractive, comely; good, worthy, satisfactory [OED]

canny¹

Good; kind; mild; affectionate [Thomas Wilson - Pitman's Pay and other poems]

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Captain Parry
Parry, (William) Edward (1790–1855), naval officer and Arctic explorer
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carman

the driver of a horse-drawn cart employed in transporting goods [CPB]

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cateran(1)

 A Highland marauder or irregular fighting man [Dictionary of the Scots Language]

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Cattle(1)

Any four-legged livestock including horses

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Cattle²

Horses

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