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Call, subst. 1) summons: “tapsters answering every c.” Ven. 849. “to come at traitors' --s,” R2 III, 3, 181. “why he appears upon this c. of the trumpet,” Lr. V, 3, 119.
2) an instrument to call or entice birds: “another way I have to man my haggard, to make her come and know her keeper's c.” Shr. IV, 1, 197 (perhaps to be taken in the first signification). “they would be as a c. to train ten thousand English to their side,” John III, 4, 174.
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