Folks borned wid a caul can see sperrits, an tell whas gonna happen fore it comes true.
Now, what I want to know is, why didn't they leave that caul where they found it?
Then tie it down close, cover the whole with a large piece of caul, and roast it gently.
She showed the caul she was born with tied up in a bundle in her stocking.
Pour in half a pint of water; and cover the dish with a piece of pig's caul, or paper spread with dripping.
This is what is called being "born with a veil" or "born with a caul."
One of the cauls is now laid flat, the veneers upon it and the other caul on top.
And I was born wi' a caul, and perhaps can be no more ruined than drowned?
He believed that he could not be drowned himself, for instance, because he had been born with a caul over his face.
I am not the seventh son of a seventh son, and neither was I born with a caul.
early 14c., "close-fitting cap worn by women," from French cale "cap," back-formation from calotte, from Italian callotta, from Latin calautica "type of female headdress with pendent lappets," a foreign word of unknown origin. Medical use, in reference to various membranes, dates to late 14c. Especially of the amnion enclosing the fetus before birth from 1540s. This, if the child is born draped in it, was supersititously supposed to protect against drowning (cauls were advertised for sale in British newspapers through World War I).
A portion of the amnion, especially when it covers the head of a fetus at birth. Also called veil.
See greater omentum.