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[kawld, kahld, kawd] /kɔld, kɑld, kɔd/
adjective, noun, Scot.
cold. Unabridged
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  • Sandy was amaist swarfd, the cauld sweat brak on him, an he clew his head.

  • And cauld's a fine keeper—better nor a' the embalmin o' the Egyptians!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • I'm only some stiff wi' the cauld; for wow, but I am cauld!'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Joey was as naked as Leeby, and as cauld as lead, but he wasna greetin'.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • An' then, a' at ance, the minister's heart played dunt an' stood stock-still; an' a cauld wund blew amang the hairs o' his heid.

  • I mind a sentence in it that must have been a douse of cauld watter—toch!

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • The perishin' cauld chalmers were all occupeed wi' sants and martyrs, the saut of the yearth, of which it wasnae worthy.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
  • About the moon there is a brugh: the weather will be cauld and rough.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • "He couldna' rin to catch the cauld," broke in Rundell's admirer, glad to get in a word.

    The Underworld James C. Welsh
  • Them that likesna water brose will scunner at cauld steerie.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
British Dictionary definitions for cauld


adjective, noun
a Scot word for cold
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