Definitions

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  • n. A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.
  • n. Eye dialect spelling of calf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water.
  • n. Same as corb
  • n. In mining, same as corf. Also spelled cawf.

Etymologies

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Originally a misspelling of corf ("basket"), of which cauf remains a homophone.

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Phonetic respelling.

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