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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Call of the House.
An imperative summons sent to every Member of Parliament to attend. This is done when the sense of the whole House is required. At the muster the names of the members are called over, and defaulters reported.   1

 Call of God.Call to Arms (To). 

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