lots; casting cavels, casting lots. Northum.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 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

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