- On Tintock Tap there is a mist / And in the mist there is a kist / And in the kist there is a caup' / And in the '''caup''' there is a drap / Tak' up the '''caup''' and drink the drap / And set the ' caup on Tintock Tap.
Originally a misspelling of , of which (term
) remains a homophone.
A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.
* 1926 : Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, Reports , volume 2,
unknown page (Executive Committee)
- The live fish is now kept in the cauves until sold for consumption in the home-country or abroad.
* Glossographia; or, A Dictionary Interpreting the Hard Words of Whatsoever Language, Now Used in Our Refined English Tongue'', by (1662?; in 1670 Ed.)
''Cauf , a little trunk or chest with holes in it, wherein Fishermen keep Fish alive in the water, ready for use.
†cauf]” listed in the [2nd Ed.; 1989
* 1845 : Charles Rogers, Tom Treddlehoyle’s Thowts, Joakes, an Smiles for Midsummer Day ,
- An estimate at traffick hez been made be sum foaks, at wor set ta tack noatis, an it appear’d, bit average a wun month, thear wor enter’d Pogmoor an Hickam, fifteen wheelbarras, nine turnap rowlers, eighteen cauves , six sither grinders, wun wattar barril, nine haulin-horses, two pol’d cahs, three pair a cuts, wun hearse, sixteen dogs, three sheep, fourteen coil-carts, thurty mules, twenty-five geese, an three pigs.
of the English Dialect Society, volume 52 (1886),
CAUF, CAUVES. — Common pronunciation of Calf, Calves: as “I’d been to serve the cauves;” “She’s gotten a quee cauf[.”
English terms with multiple etymologies