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'casion: aphetic form of ‘occasion’ Lr. IV. vi. 241 “Chill not let go, zur, without vurther 'casion” (Q “cagion”). ∥ Still in west-country and north-country dial. use, in Lancashire and Cheshire pronounced ‘cagion’.
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