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Definition of Caul

Caul
Caul Caul (k[add]l), n. [OE. calle, kelle, prob. fr. F. cale; cf. Ir. calla a veil.] 1. A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net. --Spenser. 2. (Anat.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers more or less of the intestines in mammals; the great omentum. See Omentum. The caul serves for the warming of the lower belly. --Ray. 3. A part of the amnion, one of the membranes enveloping the fetus, which sometimes is round the head of a child at its birth. It is deemed lucky to be with a caul or membrane over the face. This caul is esteemed an infallible preservative against drowning . . . According to Chysostom, the midwives frequently sold it for magic uses. --Grose. I was born with a caul, which was advertised for sale, in the newspapers, at the low price of fifteen guineas. --Dickens.

Meaning of Caul from wikipedia

- caul or cowl (Latin: Caput galeatum, literally, "helmeted head") is a piece of membrane that can cover a newborn's head and face. Birth with a caul is...
- Caul fat, also known as lace fat, omentum, crépine or fat netting, is the thin membrane which surrounds the internal organs of some animals, such as cows...
- as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is a surveillance expert who runs his own company in San Francisco...
- Caul may refer to: Caul, a thin, filmy membrane that covers or partly covers a newborn mammal immediately after birth Caul (headgear), a historical headdress...
- "Leonard Caul" is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the American crime drama The Blacklist. The episode premiered in the United States on...
- A caul is an historical headress worn by women that covers tied-up hair. A fancy caul could be made of satin, velvet, fine silk or brocade, although a...
- The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) is a representation body for Australia's thirty-nine university librarians. It was established as...
- Michael Thomas McCaul Sr. (born January 14, 1962 in Dallas, Texas) is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Texas's...
- Abraham Sapien, born Langdon Everett Caul, is a fictional character introduced in the comic book series ****boy, created by Mike Mignola. He takes his...
- McCaul, also spelt MacCawell is an Irish surname, derived from the Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil, meaning the "son of Cathmhaol", descendant of being implied....
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