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 Caul.Cauline (Sir) (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cauld-lad (The)
of Hilton Hall. A house-spirit, who moved about the furniture during the night. Being resolved to banish him, the inmates left for him a green cloak, and hood, before the kitchen-fire, which so delighted him that he never troubled the house any more; but sometimes he might be heard singing—   1
“Here’s a cloak, and here’s a hood,
The cauld-lad of Hilton will do no more good.”

 Caul.Cauline (Sir) (2 syl.). 


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