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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Caudle
 
is any sloppy mess, especially that sweet mixture given by nurses to gossips who call to see the baby during the first month. The word simply means something warm. (Latin, calidus; French, chaudeau; Italian, caldo.)   1
 


 Caudine Forks.Caudle (Mrs.). 

 
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