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 CaudleCaught Napping (To be). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Caudle (Mrs.).
A curtain lecturer. The term is derived from a series of papers by Douglas Jerrold, which were published in Punch. These papers represent Job Caudle as a patient sufferer of the curtain lectures of his nagging wife.   1

 CaudleCaught Napping (To be). 

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