American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A warm drink consisting of wine or ale mixed with sugar, eggs, bread, and various spices, sometimes given to ill persons.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of warm drink made of wine or ale mixed with bread, sugar, and spices, and sometimes eggs, given to sick persons, to a woman in childbed, and her visitors.
- To make into caudle.
- To serve as a caudle for; refresh, comfort, or make warm, as with caudle.
- n. A hot drink given to the sick, consisting of wine or ale, eggs, and bread.
- v. transitive To make into caudle.
- v. transitive To serve as a caudle to; to refresh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of warm drink for sick persons, being a mixture of wine with eggs, bread, sugar, and spices.
- v. To make into caudle.
- v. rare Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh.
- Middle English caudel, from Old North French, from Medieval Latin caldellus, from Latin caldum, hot drink, from caldus, calidus, warm, hot; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And when he would have cuddled and kissed her, and done his proper duty as a husband, and so earned his "caudle", (*) she turned herself first on one side and then on the other, so that he could not attain his purpose, at which he was greatly astonished and angry, and said to her,”
“What we do not want to do as a democracy is be convinced by business interests and their representatives that we should caudle companies who can only improve profits by squeezing their workforce or who threaten to raise prices whenever they are hit with regulations.”
“He emphatically rejected any suggestion of caudle or broth for breakfast, and snapped irritably at me when I tried to check the dressings on his hand.”
““Why, you foolish person, is there not the woman up the village that has just brought another fool into the world, and will she not need sack and caudle, if we leave some of our wine?””
“The lady, like other comforters of the cabins of the poor, proceeded to rebuke the grumbling old woman for want of order and cleanliness — censured the food which was provided for the patient, and enquired particularly after the wine which she had left to make caudle with.”
“The Id thinks we caudle PRISONERS at Gitmo by vidiot on Saturday, Dec 22, 2007 at 7: 23: 12 PM”
“You may fail to see the lie of that layout, Suetonia,3 but the reflections which recur to me are that so long as beauty life is body love4 and so bright as Mutua of your mirror holds her candle to your caudle, lone lefthand likeless, sombring”
“Let your caudle be white-wine, verjuice, some sack and sugar; thicken it with the yolks of eggs, and when the pye is baked, pour it in, and serve it hot.”
“And they are not going to be stopped if we caudle them.”
“Ye shall have a hempen caudle, then, and the help of hatchet.”
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