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A warm drink consisting of wine or ale mixed with sugar, eggs, bread, and various spices, sometimes given to ill persons.

[Middle English caudel, from Old North French, from Medieval Latin caldellus, from Latin caldum, hot drink, from caldus, calidus, warm, hot; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Brewing) a hot spiced wine drink made with gruel, formerly used medicinally
[C13: from Old Northern French caudel, from Medieval Latin caldellum, from Latin calidus warm]
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(ˈkɔd l)

a warm drink for the sick, as of wine or ale mixed with eggs, bread, sugar, spices, etc.
[1250–1300; Middle English caudel < Old North French < Medieval Latin caldellum < Latin calid(um) warm diluted wine]
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in all this misery his wife has as good caudle as if she lay in the midst of the greatest affluence; I tasted it, and I scarce ever tasted better.--The means of procuring her this, he said, he believed was sent him by an angel from heaven.
He shut the door, hastened back to his fire, and set to work at his caudle, which he watched and stirred with a solicitude that would have amused a professed cook.
John Caudle, for Griffiths, asked: "Had you ever seen any of these people?
Mr Caudle asked: "Were you part of those conspiracies?" Griffiths replied: "No." It is alleged Griffiths was responsible for recruiting two girls and getting them to travel from London as couriers to work in the safe house.
Julie Caudle steps into the new position of director of people and performance at the expanding Chasetown firm.
"While we continue to see positive indicators in global revenue and momentum in our sustainable and innovative PVA product portfolios, a number of headwinds and shortfalls have reduced our short-term profitability," said Tom Caudle, President & Chief Operating Officer of Unifi.
of Blue Mound and Christie (Jim) Moore of Taylorville; thirteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; brothers: Alan Henn of Assumption, Brian (Bev) Henn of Stonington, and Tom (Donna) Henn of Assumption; sisters: Cathy (Doug) Nottingham, Jeanine (Darryl) Caudle, Deena (Dirk) Shuck and Erin (Mike) Choatie, all of Assumption.
Tom Caudle, president and chief operating officer of Unifi, said, 'Unifi is proud to collaborate with Oerlikon Barmag on its innovative new texturing technology that is positioned to revolutionise yarn manufacturing.'
They will be joined by new arrivals Conrad Cade, Oscar Caudle, Harry Hill, Freddie Lockwood, Chidera Obonna, Callum Pascoe, Bailey Ransom and Charlie Richards.
OSCAR CAUDLE (rugby union): Caudle has a natural size for his position of tight head prop, which resulted in him being selected for England Under-18s in last season's campaign.
Minnesota-based Timberland Partners has promoted SUNDAE CAUDLE, CPM, to the position of regional vice president.
"Jorge brings an extensive background in operations and sales management to Unifi, where he will lead in driving impact and high-quality results to our daily processes," says Tom Caudle, president and chief operating officer of Unifi.