Words and Phrases
caulrife

“caulrife”

Meaning:

shivery, very sensitive to cold, cold to the bone

Alternative spelling/meaning:

cauld-rife

In Literature:

Excerpt from Epistle to Mr R----t B---s by Samuel Thomson

The road is lang an’ unco driegh,
and roaring seas do intervene;
and cauld-rife mountains, wild an’ hiegh,
erect their joyless brows atween

Excerpt from Novemmer Moarn by Philip Robinson

Tae caulrife boarn, but wairmer raired,
we harn life’s breid in turns


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