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cadge (plural cadges)
falconry: a circular frame on which cadgers carry hawks for sale
- (Geordie) To beg.
- "Are ye gannin te cadge a lift of yoer fatha?"
- (US, UK, slang) To obtain something by wit or guile; to convince someone to do something they might not normally do.
- To carry hawks and other birds of prey.
- For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
- (UK, Scotland, dialect) To carry, as a burden.
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- (UK, Scotland, dialect) To hawk or peddle, as fish, poultry, etc.
- (UK, Scotland, dialect) To intrude or live on another meanly; to beg.
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Geordie: to beg
to carry hawks
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- The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
- article on cadge at World Wide Words