Cauk vs Caut - What's the difference?

cauk | caut |


As a noun cauk

is (mineral) an opaque, compact variety of barite, or heavy spar.

As a verb caut is

(obsolete|done by a panther) emit a call in the manner of a panther.

cauk

English

Alternative forms

* cawk

Noun

  • (mineral) An opaque, compact variety of barite, or heavy spar.
  • (Webster 1913)

    caut

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete, done by a panther) Emit a call in the manner of a panther.
  • * 1688 , Randle Holme, The Academy of Armory, or A Storehouse of Armory and Blazon , volume 2, page 134, column 2
  • A Panther Cauteth, which word is taken from the sound of his voice.
  • (obsolete) (in figurative extension)
  • * 1722 May 2nd, Ebenezer Elliston, “The La?t Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezer Elli?ton” in Mi?cellanies (ed. Jonathan Swift, pub. 1751, volume nine, fifth edition), pages 19–20
  • If I have done Service to Men in what I have ?aid, I ?hall hope I have done Service to God; and that will be better than a ?illy Speech made for me, full of whining and cauting, which I utterly de?pi?e, and have never been u?ed to; yet ?uch a one I expect to have my Ears tormented with, as I am pa??ing along the Streets[.]

    References

    * “ †caut, v.'']” listed in the '' [2nd ed., 1989 ----