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[kawld, kahld, kawd] /kɔld, kɑld, kɔd/
adjective, noun, Scot.
cold. Unabridged
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  • And cauld's a fine keeper—better nor a' the embalmin o' the Egyptians!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Ye mind 'at she keepit him at hame frae the kirk on Sabbath, because he had a cauld?

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • Joey was as naked as Leeby, and as cauld as lead, but he wasna greetin'.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • I mind a sentence in it that must have been a douse of cauld watter—toch!

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Mr. Traill suddenly had a terrible "cauld in 'is heid," that made his eyes water.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • About the moon there is a brugh: the weather will be cauld and rough.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Them that likesna water brose will scunner at cauld steerie.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • She never meant me to come oop here in the cauld to be starved to death.

    Steve Young George Manville Fenn
  • I'm only some stiff wi' the cauld; for wow, but I am cauld!'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • The cauld 's jist lyin' i' the street like a verra deevil to get a grup o' ye.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for cauld


adjective, noun
a Scot word for cold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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