- lots; casting cavels, casting lots. Northum.
A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. Francis Grose. 1790.
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cavel — I. ˈkavəl, ev , āv noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch kavele; akin to Old Norse kefli stick of wood more at kevel dialect Britain : a lot determined by a cast II … Useful english dictionary