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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Calla’bre or Calaber.
A Cala’brian fur. Ducange says, “At Chichester the ‘priest vicars’ and at St. Paul’s the ‘minor canons’ wore a calabre amyce;” and Bale, in his Image of Both Churches, alludes to the “fair rochets of Raines (Rennes), and costly grey amicës of calaber and cats’ tails.”   1
        “The Lord Mayor and those aldermen above the chair ought to have their coats furred with grey amis, and also with changeable taffeta; and those below the chair with calabre and with green taffeta.”—Hutton: New View of London.

 Called.Caller Herrings. 


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